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Undernose Farm Revisited

Undernose Farm Revisited

Short Stories

By: Harry Crosbie

Publication Date: 6 October 2021

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Undernose Farm Revisted by Harry Crosbie

In this expanded edition of his original privately published book of twelve stories published in December 2020, Crosbie adds a further sixteen tales of the Dublin of his youth. Begun during lockdown, Harry harvested his formidable memory and imagination to recreate city life during the early 1960s, told through tales of the Dublin and Dubliners who peopled his hard-scrabble world.

John Banville wrote of the original volume, ‘These wonderfully direct and vivid tales catch the essence of Dublin life half a century ago. They are by turns rambunctious and touching, clear-eyed and accepting, warm though never sentimental, and frequently hilarious.’

Richard Ford compared his work to the writings of Mark Twain, Ring Lardner and Nelson Algren.

Crosbie has now fulfilled this promise with these fresh sparkling stories propelled by character, ambition, need and greed, suffused by humanity and wit. They are peopled by family, down-at-heel aristocrats, antique dealers and auctioneers, the river and streetlife of pre-Celtic Tiger Dublin, its pubs and cafes, homes and institutions. Warm as coddle on a winter’s night.

Each tale is nuanced, spare and perfectly pitched. Part chamber music, part ballad and folktale, Undernose Farm Revisited bears the stamp of literature in the making.

Author proceeds to Peter McVerry Trust.

Cover image by Guggi, donated to Peter McVerry Trust.

Rattle: An extract from Undernose Farm RevisitedIrish Independent

My book is an attempt at capturing a world which is now gone.’ Harry Crosbie, Irish Times

‘Harry Crosbie’s stories tell of life in Dublin a generation ago.’Irish Times

‘With Undernose Farm Revisited, Harry Crosbie has delivered an evocative and funny short story collection worthy of your attention.’ – Hot Press

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Crosbie OBE is best known as the developer who transformed Dublin and its music scene during the late 1980s and 1990s with the Point and Bord Gáis theatres, Vicar Street and the docklands. Here he discovers a voice that will leave an equal mark on cultural memory.

 

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2 reviews for Undernose Farm Revisited

  1. Lilliput Press

    With Undernose Farm Revisited, Harry Crosbie has delivered an evocative and funny short story collection worthy of your attention.

    – Hot Press

  2. Lilliput Press

    Harry Crosbie’s stories tell of life in Dublin a generation ago.

    – The Irish Times

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ISBN
9781843518150
Dimensions 136 × 216 mm
Publication Date

6 October 2021

Format

Paperback with flaps, 224pp

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