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The House on an Irish Hillside: When You Know Where You've Come from, You Can See Where You're Going

The House on an Irish Hillside: When You Know Where You've Come from, You Can See Where You're Going

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Publisher:
Hodder Paperback
ISBN:
9781444730319
Genres:
Biography & Memoir, Irish Writing, Non-fiction

'From the moment I crossed the mountain I fell in love. With the place, which was more beautiful than any place I'd ever seen. With the people I met there. And with a way of looking at life that was deeper, richer and wiser than any I'd known before. When I left I dreamt of clouds on the mountain. I kept going back.' We all lead very busy lives and sometimes it's hard to find the time to be the people we want to be. Twelve years ago Felicity Hayes-McCoy left the hectic pace of the city and returned to Ireland to make a new life in a remarkable house on the stunning Dingle peninsula. Beautifully written, this is a life-affirming tale of rediscovering lost values and being reminded of the things that really matter.

Review by Alice Taylor

On the cover this book claims “A true story of rediscovering what really matters” – It does what is says on the cover! It is a heart warming positive story which will massage your being and cause you to have a fresh look at life. One wet day last summer I went into a Cork book shop and picked up this book. I previously knew nothing about either the book or the author. I took it home and put it under my pillow where it became my treasured bed time reading. Every night before going to sleep it massaged my spirit. I reached the final chapter with regret.

I gave a copy to a friend for Christmas. This friend is an avid reader but a severe critic of writing skills. Shortly afterwards I got a phone call “That book is a gem one the best books that I have read with a long...more...

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