A charming, delightful story following one family’s joy and trials living on a small holding in Ireland in the 1950’s.
Astute and stoical, Molly is uprooted from civilised city life and planted in a thatched house on the edge of a bog, next to a railway line.
The health of her cantankerous old mother-in-law is failing, so the family had to up-sticks and go live with her. Slowly, over the following months, warm and generous-hearted neighbours help the family with pony, trap, hens etc to make things easier for the new young family in their midst.
The vivid and evocative prose conjures up a simplistic way of life that is now gone forever, but thankfully is lovingly and accurately recorded here by the author.
Through it all, the beautiful Irish brogue can be heard singing off the pages, and the warmth and generosity of these lovely people stayed with me long after I finished the book. I’m glad to have had the privilege of knowing them a little, for a short time.
Amazon Review by Jenny Lloyd. Author of: ‘Leap the Wild Water’
‘Yoke the Pony’ by Paddy Cummins is a true memoir of growing up in Ireland three generations ago.
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