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The House on an Irish Hillside

Narrated by: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

The autobiographical account of how the Irish writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy and her English husband, opera director Wilf Judd, chose to divide their life between inner-city London and a remote house on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, a place Felicity fell in love with at the age of 17.

©2014 Crimson Cats Audio Books/Felicity Hayes-McCoy (P)2014 Crimson Cats Audio Books

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"Wise, funny and touching, this is a portrait of friendship, customs and folklore of Ireland; but what stays with you is harder to catch, like smoke or running water. It is the taste of something we all once knew, ever-present if only you look for it. Completely enchanting." (Joanna Lumley)
"Wonderful, and beautifully read. This is the hidden Ireland." (Alice Taylor)
"A beautiful book in touch with the deepest, lasting bonds between woman and man." (Frank McGuinness)
"Poetic, but not showy, finely honed but easy and unforced, descriptive and evocative." ( Irish Independent)

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Lovely with many surprise ancient Celtic insights.

I have been seeking out a book with these insights and I got it unexpectedly. Loved it!

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  • Rachel A. Toll
  • 26-05-20

Absolutely delightful

I just finished listening to this lovely book, narrated by the author herself, Ms Felicity Hayes-McCoy and I just want to hug her ❤️ What a joy to sit at her side and listen to her story. I have always felt a connection to Ireland and her historical antidotes, folklore, and her real life trials and tribulations mixed with joy of taking a plunge into a long held dream were so inspiring! Thank, thank you, thank you ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-18

Beautiful

Loved every chapters beautiful visions beautiful story. Found myself pausing story to look up real places and people wishing I could be there.

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  • Bunny Watson
  • 10-07-16

Fantastic!

As I listened to this, all I wanted to do is visit the wonderful place. As it is, we are going in one month! This book is beautifully written and wonderfully read by the author. I loved every minute and hated to finish. I highly recommend it.

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  • Jennifer
  • 18-06-16

Delight!

I love it when they author of a book is also it narrator and this delightful book is. Felicity Hayes-McCoy lends her soft Irish lilt to telling of her and her husband's story of the restoration of a cottage in Ireland.