We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

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Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish midlands, spent his formative years working with his wise and demanding father as he sought to wrest a livelihood from a farm that was often wet, muddy, and back-breaking.

It was a time before rural electrification, the telephone, and indoor plumbing; a time when the main modes of travel were bicycle and animal cart; a time when small farmers struggled to survive and turkey eggs were hatched in the kitchen cupboard; a time when the Church exerted enormous control over Ireland.

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It recounts Tom’s upbringing in an isolated, rural community from the day he was delivered by the local midwife. With tears and laughter, it speaks to the strength of the human spirit in the face of life's adversities.
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ISBN: 9781501197093

Published Date: March 5, 2019

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

Page Count: 210

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00"