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WE WERE RICH AND WE DIDN'T KNOW IT A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

by | Read by Gerard Doyle

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Gerard Doyle's Irish brogue takes listeners back in time to Tom Phelan's childhood. Phelan's stories have a way of branching out to show us the Irish town in which he grew up. The story of his birth, for example, includes his parents' courtship and a tale about the nurse who delivered him. When Doyle emphasizes a phrase, such as the words "having notions," it tells a lot about his parents and community. Each time listeners are reminded that Phelan was said to be destined for the priesthood from birth, they will be a bit more curious to hear how his life turned out. Listeners will figure out most of the Gaelic words Phelan uses, but there's also a glossary at the end. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9781508285304 $17.99

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