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Author Phelan, Tom, 1940- author.

Title We were rich and we didn't know it : a memoir of my Irish boyhood / Tom Phelan.

Publication Info. New York : Gallery Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Phelan,T PHE    Available
Edition First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Description viii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish midlands, spent his formative years working with his wise and demanding father as he sought to wrest a livelihood from a farm that was often wet, muddy, and back-breaking. It was a time before rural electrification, the telephone, and indoor plumbing; a time when the main modes of travel were bicycle and animal cart; a time when small farmers struggled to survive and turkey eggs were hatched in the kitchen cupboard; a time when the Church exerted enormous control over Ireland. We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It recounts Tom's upbringing in an isolated, rural community from the day he was delivered by the local midwife. With tears and laughter, it speaks to the strength of the human spirit in the face of life's adversities."--Amazon.
Subject Phelan, Tom, 1940- -- Childhood and youth.
Phelan, Tom, 1940- -- Family.
Phelan, Tom, 1940- -- Homes and haunts -- Ireland -- Laois.
Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Homes and haunts -- Ireland -- Laois.
Laois (Ireland) -- Biography.
Country life -- Ireland -- Laois.
Laois (Ireland) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title We were rich and we did not know it
ISBN 9781501197093 (hardcover)
1501197096 (hardcover)

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