A Donegal Summer
This enchanting and evocative collection of sketches, done over sixty years ago, is an exquisite record of a vanished way of life in Ireland.
This book beautifully describes the childhood experiences of Shelia Fitzgerald. To Shelia the magic had always been in the most simple of things, and her sketches captured the magic of those seemingly insignificant moments; family picnics and house parties, visits to Donegal town and Killybegs, swimming in the evenings or sketching in the mountains.
These drawings are linked with a text to form not only the pictures of a summer oasis of peace, but to reveal a philosophy of life to which the author has remained true for over eighty years. As she says herself, "I have always looked for the simplicity, to get away from the veneer and the complications that are on top of simplicity".
That simplicity, so beautifully recreated here, will have a lasting effect on many who read this book.
|Author||Edited by Dermot Bolger and Joseph Benti|
|Publication date||1 Jan 1985|