Beguiling memoir looks back at a vanished Ireland
Fannin harnesses great humour from the juxtaposition of the sacred and profane
When she was a child, the playwright and Irish Times columnist Hilary Fannin was known to her family as ‘Billy’. In this appealingly well written memoir, which opens in 1966, and follows Fannin from her first day at school in Dublin up until the age of 10, the author permits us access to young Billy’s point of view.
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