Over Nine Waves
A Book of Irish Legends Main
By (author) Marie Heaney
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Over Nine Waves by Marie Heaney
Book DescriptionJournalist Marie Heaney skillfully revives the glory of ancient Irish storytelling in this comprehensive volume from the great pre-Christian sequences to the more recent tales of the three patron saints Patrick, Brigid, and Colmcille.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571175185
(198mm x 128mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 22-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marie Heaney
Names Upon the Harp, Hardback (October 2016)
Features Balor of the evil eye, whose very glance meant death; the wicked queen Aoife who turned children into swans; and Oisin, who followed his love to her city beneath the waves.
Voices at the World's Edge, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Marie Heaney
An anthology of poetry and prose that is part travel writing, part meditative day-book, part natural history.
UK Kirkus Review » Marie Heaney, who is married to poet Seamus, has explored the legacy of Northern Ireland in her own fashion, with a luminous account of the Celtic legends. In Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends she untangles the complex deeds of the Sidhe or fairy folk, the terrible but exciting web of murders, abductions and passions. Reviewed by novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Marie Heaney
Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone and began her teaching career in schools in Northern Ireland. She and her family moved to Dublin in 1972 where she still lives. As well as Over Nine Waves she has also written The Names Upon the Harp, a book of Irish legends for children (Faber, 2000, illustrated by P. J. Lynch) and as an editor with Townhouse Publishing in Dublin has produced several anthologies, including Heart Mysteries, a personal selection of Irish poetry. Marie Heaney has also contributed to newspapers and journals and has written for radio and television.
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