The Hunt for Diarmaid and Grainne Classic Celtic Tales by Liam Mac Uistin
  

The Hunt for Diarmaid and Grainne Classic Celtic Tales

Written by Liam Mac Uistin
Illustrated by Laura Cronin

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The Hunt for Diarmaid and Grainne Classic Celtic Tales by Liam Mac Uistin

This is one of the Great Tales from the ancient Celtic tradition. This story tells of how Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the great Fianna leader, who wishes to marry Grainne, but she will not have him. Instead she runs off with Diarmaid. Then begins the great chase and the final battle, involving mixed loyalties, a warrior's honor and a woman's tragedy. This story is part of the Celtic inspiration for the romance. Tristan and Isolde, which is a cornerstone of the European literary tradition. Here the story is told very simply, remaining true to its original Gaelic version.

About the Author

Liam Mac Uistin is a well-known author and playwright. His versions of ancient Irish stories and legends have been published in the Irish language by An Gum. His plays for stage, television and radio have been produced in many European countries and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His television play The Glory and the Dream won the Radio Telefis Eireann award. His stage plays have been produced at the Abbey and Peacock theatres in Dublin. His stories and plays have received many literary awards. Liam Mac Uistin is the author of The Tain, (O'Brien Press) a hugely popular book for the young reader on this great Celtic epic. He lives in Dublin with his family.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: 8-12

Author

Liam Mac Uistin
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

30th September 1996

ISBN

9780862784805

Publisher Profile

O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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