Sunday, July 22, 2007

Grace O'Malley by Ann Moore

Summer holidays started very dark on Friday afternoon for just after I returned home from work on Friday it started raining heavily!

I felt so sorry for all those people that took part in the International Four Days Marches in Nijmegen. Their last afternoon walking and then all that rain that came down! From what I saw on TV and read in the papers that bad weather didn't influence the mood of the ca. 34.000 walkers that reached the finish line. Congratulations to all of you for I think it is a great prestation to walk such distances 4 days long!

Luckily that nasty weather of Friday afternoon was gone by the evening and so far this weekend the weather has been just perfect for us.

I finally found time to start reading the story of Grace O'Malley, told in 3 books of ca. 500 pages each.

Nineteenth-century Ireland was a place of harsh suffering and haunting beauty, of famine and fortune, tragedy and triumph. This rich, evocative novel captures the dreams of one extraordinary young woman who lived through those dark times—and found hope for the future...

So far I can say it is a breathtaking historical novel and it is hard to stop reading to do other things.

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