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The Turf-Cutter's Donkey: An Irish Story of…

The Turf-Cutter's Donkey: An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure (1934)

by Patricia Lynch

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Series: The Turf-Cutter's Donkey (1)

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I like this best for the charming descriptions of rural Irelend in the 1930s. A series of plot arcs rather than a single story, they made use of plot motifs familiar from Irish folklore and literature. However, the characters were a bit colourless, and not especially well delineated. ( )
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In this story of mystery and adventure we follow the exploits of Seamus and Eileen, who live in a whitewashed cottage at the end of the bog where their father works as a turf-cutter. One day they are befriended by a donkey, who leads them into a series of extraordinary adventures and encounters with strange people. An enchanted teapot, the leprechaun, the little dark man, the golden eagle, the salmon of Knowledge, and Finn and the ancient heroes all appear to share in the great adventure.
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