Irish Stories for Christmas

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - Fiction - 151 pages
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Twelve days' grace -- A Christmas visitor -- The curriculum vitae -- The miracle of Ballybradawn -- The scubblething -- A cock for Christmas -- Groodles -- The great Christmas raid at Ballybooley -- The magic stoolin -- The order of MacMoolamawn -- Cider -- Many years ago -- A Christmas performance -- Conscience money -- Spreading joy and jam at Christmas.

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Contents

Twelve Days Grace
1
A Christmas Visitor
13
The Curriculum Vitae
26
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

John B. Keane was born in Ireland on July 21, 1928. He attended St. Michael's College, Listowel. By 1945, he was apprenticed to a chemist in Listowel. He eventually took over a small public house and began to write. During his lifetime, he published 46 works including Sive, The Field, Big Maggie, The Streets and Other Poems, Sharon's Grave, Letters of a Matchmaker, Hut 42, Moll, and Durango. In 1999 he won the first Irish PEN Award for Literature. Keane died from prostate cancer on May 30, 2002 at the age of 73.

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