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Biography: Queen of the Ploughing: By Anna May McHugh, Penguin Ireland, €23

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Elaine Byrne

17th September, 2017
Anna May McHugh at the Ploughing Championships Pic: Barry Cronin

Biography: Queen of the Ploughing: By Anna May McHugh, Penguin Ireland, €23

Anna May McHugh was born in the loft of a farm building in 1934 because her family’s thatched house was burned to the ground.

During World War II, her mother put a rug over the curtains in the house to blacken out the candlelight inside. Her fear of bombs from the German Luftwaffe was not exaggerated. Three women died in...

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