'Sweet Shop on the Shore' by Kate Corkery
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'Fantastic...so many characters, so many voices, so many facial expressions. Really loved it. Perfect.'
'Magical storytelling - transporting us to an Ireland that would be lost but for true reminiscences like Kate's.'
'This is such a richly drawn evocation of childhood. The detail is exquisite. Kate is the Irish female Dylan Thomas.'
When are we old enough to know better? How strong is a piece of string? Is seven really the age of reason when we are supposed to know right from wrong, and true from false?
In a village on the shore of Cork Harbour an only child struggles to make sense of the world. As the River Lee ebbs and flows nearby, regular customers come and go to a small sweet shop that is at the heart of that community. The stories they share, linger in her imagination and grow a life of their own.
'Sweet Shop on the Shore' is a tale of tide and time, and a passage through shadows inspired by childhood in a coulourful Irish fishing community.
last updated 9th July 2012
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