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The Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Author: Fergus Kelly, Pat Fairon and Mary Dowling Daley
From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the famous ninth-century triads, beguiling riddles of traditional Irish life, prayers and blessings for all occasions, timeless proverbs, the best of Ireland's toasts, and a fascinating selection of the revered "Brehon" laws. More than 200 full-color illustrations add enchantment to practically every page. (hb)
From words of wisdom to ribald toasts, whimsical observations to eloquent prayers and blessings, a grand tour of the traditions, lore, and teachings of the Irish.