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Horseman, Pass By!

Irish Pages

By: Michel Déon


Horseman, Pass By! is filled with nostalgia, with humour, with colour, with ghosts. It is a declaration of love for Ireland.’ —Le Magazine Litteraire

These reflective essays about Déon’s life and experiences in the west of Ireland describe the colourful and varied personalities that the French novelist has come across since he and his family moved there in the mid 1970s.

From his friendship with John McGahern and Ulick O’Connor to Tim, the sturdy old postman who prefers his wind-blown country round to retirement in sunny California, Horseman, Pass By! is peopled with fascinating characters and encounters.

Taking its title from Yeats, this work is an affectionate portrait of the Irish and a lament for a fading country that has been changed by new wealth and altered values. Déon’s Horseman, Pass By! is an elegant memoir about a beautiful landscape and its inhabitants and forms a touching and amusing tribute to his adopted country.


1 review for Horseman, Pass By!

  1. Lilliput Press

    Captivating portrait of Ireland. I’ve spent many years in Ireland as a visitor. The author draws a charming and humorous picture of the countryside and its people as well as an unflinching critique of what has been lost to modernization. – Sheila

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Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 215 × 137 mm

Paperback: 160pp

Publication Date

1 January 1992

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