“From Time to Time” by Edward Forde Hickey is published
This is the third book in a series of fictional southern Irish tales
About the Book:
This series of a series of entertaining Tipperary tales within a fictitious hillside community during the early 20th century.
“From Time to Time” includes:
*a tale of a brutal wartime revenge contrasting with the gentleness of a young English girl in the face of local hostilities
*a tale of a young school rebel rescuing a priest from death
*a young man’s irreparable grief when his mother drowns while saving her turf in the bog
*a youth’s entry to manhood on a sunny fair-day in the company of a thieving young temptress from town
*a memorable clown’s farewell and a last faction fight
*the joyful dance of the entire community when their illicit whiskey-brewer finally makes his return to them from jail.
“An endearing collection of rustic tales by a natural storyteller”
Addison & Cole
About the Author:
Edward Forde Hickey lives in Kent with his wife. They have three sons. During the years 1962 until 1998, he taught in inner city primary schools (laterally as a headteacher for 18 years). In early life, he was a pop star with Decca records (see ‘Eddie Hickey/Lady May’) and later sang with the Glenside Ceilidhe Band in The Galtymore Dancehall, Cricklewood (1965/1975).
Born of Irish parents during the Blitz of London, he spent his first five years of life nurtured and moulded by his grandmother in the foothills above Dolla, near Nenagh in County Tipperary. His grandmother is and always was his inspiration; she had a natural gift with words.
Edward has always been interested in folklore and the Irish past (its music, dance and literature). He was a champion Irish step-dancer. He taught and adjudicated it, even as far afield as in Australia, before dedicating himself to research into hillside communities in north Tipperary, from where he brought back tapes of original songs for The English Folk Dance and Song Society.
He keeps a small farm in the foothills of north Tipperary and visits it often.
The first and second book in the series are entitled “Tales from Tipperarary” and “Reflections”.
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Press/Media Contact Details:
Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 0208 339 6060