Press Release: November 25, 2020
“Reflections: More Tales from Tipperary” by Edward Forde Hickey is published
The second book in a series of fictional southern Irish tales
About the Book:
This series of tales was compiled during the recent pandemic lockdown and they include colourful incidents in the lives of bonesetters, matchmakers, youthful lovers, newcomers from beyond the mountains, a reformed villain's wedding, celebrated by the whole community for days thereafter, and lots more.
This is the second volume and has been written once more in a lyrical language similar to that of past storytellers such as Mark Twain - enthralling and unbelievable at times.
Reflections should certainly appeal to those not only with an interest in Ireland's social history but to fans of the author's earlier novels.
'An effortless evocation of an almost-forgotten world . . . wonderfully personable narration and endlessly charming characterisation.'
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 book in the series is entitled “Tales from Tipperarary”.
This book is also available to download in e-book format from Amazon at:
Press/Media Contact Details:
Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 0208 339 6060