Hardcover, 320 pages.
Condition: Excellent condition, new book, no signs of usage.
A Life’s Catch gives a beautifully graphic description of rural life in the late 1930s, which encompasses leisure activities, schooling, religion and family life in that era. It recounts the author’s family history and varied career, offering insights into the workings of various institutions that have impacted significantly on the development of the Irish economy of today.
The autobiographical account provides the basis for the book to extend beyond the author’s life. This includes a fascinating insight into the mining history of Arigna in counties Roscommon and Leitrim from the 1600s onwards as well as a concise but compelling description of angling. Many anglers and non-anglers alike may be interested in the account of the Atlantic salmon and how its watery world can be a barometer of our management of the environment. This concern about our environment is carried through to the very timely section on climate change.