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Over Nine Waves

Marie Heaney



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Faber & Faber
01 July 2005
Myth & legend told as fiction; Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends
In this, the only fully comprehensive collection in print, Marie Heaney recounts, in her own vivid style, the legends and tales of Ireland.
By:   Marie Heaney
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   215g
ISBN:   9780571175185
ISBN 10:   057117518X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 July 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone and began her teaching career in schools in Northern Ireland. She and her family moved to Dublin in 1972 where she still lives. As well as Over Nine Waves she has also written The Names Upon the Harp, a book of Irish legends for children (Faber, 2000, illustrated by P. J. Lynch) and as an editor with Townhouse Publishing in Dublin has produced several anthologies, including Heart Mysteries, a personal selection of Irish poetry. Marie Heaney has also contributed to newspapers and journals and has written for radio and television.

Reviews for Over Nine Waves

Marie Heaney, who is married to poet Seamus, has explored the legacy of Northern Ireland in her own fashion, with a luminous account of the Celtic legends. In Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends she untangles the complex deeds of the Sidhe or fairy folk, the terrible but exciting web of murders, abductions and passions. Reviewed by novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner (Kirkus UK)

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