Archives by Tag 'Ireland'

Review: ‘Death of a Naturalist’ by Seamus Heaney

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, June 13, 2011

Despite my resolution to read more poetry this year I don’t seem to have achieved that aim terribly well.  Probably because I can’t read poetry on the train as I find poems tend to be too short for me not to become distracted by what’s going on around me.  I also find that poetry requires a different type [...]

Review: ‘Twist of Gold’ by Michael Morpurgo

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, October 25, 2010

Title: Author: Michael Morpurgo Published: Egmont, 2001, pp. 300 Genre: Young adult historical fiction Blurb: Sean and Annie have fled the potato famine in Ireland for America, leaving their dying mother behind.  They are the only O’Brien children to have survived their family’s suffering.  The worst is not over as they embark on a hard [...]