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The Laughter of Mothers

By: Paul Durcan

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Harvill Secker: 2007

Seller ID: 248532

ISBN: 1846550238

Condition: Near Fine Condition


"Thank you, O golden mother, / For giving me a life," says Paul Durcan in this brilliant new collection, a poignant tribute to "the first woman I ever knew". Sheila MacBride came from a political family - her uncle John MacBride was executed in 1916 for his part in the Easter Uprising - but when Sheila married into the "black, red-roaring, fighting Durcans of Mayo" she was obliged to give up a promising legal career. These poems commemorate his mother as Paul Durcan remembers her - playing golf, reading Tolstoy, and initiating him in the magic of the cinema. He recalls ... View more info