Have we had enough Irish childhoods?

Posted by Homan on 21 October 2017

That’s the question asked by novelist Isabel Colegate (‘The Shooting Party’ [1980]) in The Spectator (3 April 2004). She was reviewing the paperback edition of Rathcomick which had just been published by Vintage/ Random House. She was thinking of childhoods of ‘lackadaisical days remote from English stresses, charming eccentrics, amusing turns of speech, rain, religion, nostalgia: then she... Read more