A Year's Turning PDF Ö A Year's Kindle -

A Year's Turning PDF Ö A Year's Kindle -


A Year's Turning ❮Read❯ ➮ A Year's Turning Author Michael Viney – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk For almost twenty years Michael Viney and his wife Ethna have lived on a remote cottage farm on 'one thorn edged acre' of County Mayo Turning their backs on 'metropolitan complexity consumption and fr For almost twenty years Michael Viney and his wife Ethna have lived on a remote cottage farm on 'one thorn edged acre' of County Mayo Turning their backs on 'metropolitan complexity consumption and frustration' they went west in search of a self reliant country life and the freedom to wake up every day 'in delight with where we were' Since then Michael Viney's weekly columns in the Irish Times have established his reputation as a uniuely compassionate and informed commentator on the natural world a reputation triumphantly affirmed by the publication A Year's Kindle - of this lyrical new month by month journal.

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • A Year's Turning
  • Michael Viney
  • English
  • 27 January 2014
  • 9780856405624

1 thoughts on “A Year's Turning

  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    I enjoyed reading Michael Viney's journal of a year spent in Thallabawn a town land in Mayo Ireland the land which the poet Michael Longley described as 'raven's territory skulls bones' The vicissitudes of the ewes in March are evoked with great tenderness and Michael wrote that he felt sorry for them'I feel sorry for the ewes across the hedge One bitter hail suall after another sweeps in from the islands beats down the foam on the breakers and hisses up from the dunes to blot out my window in a riotous tattoo Wild geese in a hailstorm point their beaks to the sky to save their skulls from being hammered Sheep gallop to the nearest rushy hollow turn their backs and out their heads down The hailstones whack into their fleeces and hang there like rhinestones' Later on in this chapter he describes a Zen like moment when he tells the story of his friend who had pointed out the 'form of a hare''a deep warm hollow in the moor grass that had taken on precisely the shape of the absent hare and the blackland bare of any grass to hold it' I like the way the author introduces and explains Irish terms and expressions In August he writes of the magic windsDinneen offers winds for many occasions among them gaoth an tsonais the 'wind of good luck' and gaoth ghaibhtheach gheinlidhe the 'perilous magical wind' that blows from some unimaginable uarter'

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1 thoughts on “A Year's Turning

  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    I enjoyed reading Michael Viney's journal of a year spent in Thallabawn a town land in Mayo Ireland the land which the poet Michael Longley described as 'raven's territory skulls bones' The vicissitudes of the ewes in March are evoked with great tenderness and Michael wrote that he felt sorry for them'I feel sorry for the ewes across the hedge One bitter hail suall after another sweeps in from the islands beats down the foam on the breakers and hisses up from the dunes to blot out my window in a riotous tattoo Wild geese in a hailstorm point their beaks to the sky to save their skulls from being hammered Sheep gallop to the nearest rushy hollow turn their backs and out their heads down The hailstones whack into their fleeces and hang there like rhinestones' Later on in this chapter he describes a Zen like moment when he tells the story of his friend who had pointed out the 'form of a hare''a deep warm hollow in the moor grass that had taken on precisely the shape of the absent hare and the blackland bare of any grass to hold it' I like the way the author introduces and explains Irish terms and expressions In August he writes of the magic windsDinneen offers winds for many occasions among them gaoth an tsonais the 'wind of good luck' and gaoth ghaibhtheach gheinlidhe the 'perilous magical wind' that blows from some unimaginable uarter'

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