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Taylor, Alice 1938-

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Works: 42 works in 204 publications in 5 languages and 7,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Poetry  Juvenile works  Pastoral fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA959.1, 823.914
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The woman of the house by Alice Taylor( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
A nurse in 1950s Ireland battles a priest who opposes her project to open a school for children of farm workers. The priest is afraid her secular education will distance the children from the Church. By the author of Country Days
Across the river by Alice Taylor( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 libraries worldwide
The conflict between the Phelans and the Conways, who live across the river from each other, comes to boil while Martha Phelan clashes with her son Peter over the future of their farm
A child's treasury of Irish rhymes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Offers a collection of poems by Rose Fyleman, John Desmond Sheridan, Padraic Colum, and other authors, along with traditional Irish nursery rhymes
House of memories by Alice Taylor( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A story of love for the home place and of the passions and jealousies it can inspire. Following his brutish father's unlamented death, young Danny Conway strives to rescue the family farm from ruin; when all seems hopeless, help comes from the most unexpected quarter. House of Memories tells a story of resilience in the face of family tragedy; a story, too, of bereavement and grief, and of trying to cope with loss. No one knows the weft and warp of country life as Alice Taylor does, and in her third novel she again dusplays her unique ability to capture its rhythms and cadences
The parish by Alice Taylor( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Alice Taylor's parish, like others in rural Ireland today, faces many challenges. As once-small towns and villages turn into suburban sprawls, can the original heart still pump life into its extended limbs? With her unique ability to capture everyday things, Alice Taylor brings us into her own parish. This world, although dedicated to the common good, is not without its conflicts. It is a story, too, of personal loss and grief - of the loss inflicted by death on both individuals and communities - but also of the consolation of a community coming together to share in their collective mourning. In a series of vignettes of life in her own village, Alice Taylor reasserts the priorities of public space and social community
The village by Alice Taylor( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Taylor's warmly received chronicles of Irish rural life are extended in this reminiscence of the village of Innishannon in western Ireland. Taylor arrived there as a bride in the 1960s, when, she observes, "an old world was slipping out the back door while a new way of life marched in the front." Her recollections commemorate the old gathering places--the post office and the small shop she and her husband inherited--and the rugged individualists of Innishannon. Recording the circumstances of her happy marriage, Taylor captures the little world that satisfied many: the doctors, the curate and the countrymen and women with their pawky humor. Progress arrives in Innishannon in the shape of a supermarket and guest house for tourists. Taylor's love affair with the village endures as her storytelling endears it to her readers
To school through the fields : an Irish country childhood by Alice Taylor( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Die Autorin lässt in ihren Erinnerungen an die Kindheit auf dem elterlichen Hof eine zeitlose Idylle aus alltäglichen Ereignissen und liebevollen Charakterstudien teilweise skurriler Persönlichkeiten entstehen
Country days by Alice Taylor( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
This collection of autobiographical anecdotes interspersed with homely poems celebrating everyday life. Starting with "Anna's Corset," the author recalls a month of roaming the Irish countryside with a visiting American youth, both youngsters on the last rung of childhood, reluctant to take the first step into the unknown world of adolescence. "A Friend" gracefully creates a bridge from the past to the present, in which the rest of the collection is set. "The Wedding Garment" is a wry account of the trials, tribulations and ultimate rewards of two clothes-shopping expeditions, the first involving a headstrong teenager and the second an equally opinionated older gentleman. "Aunty Mary's Handbag" tenderly recalls the cantankerous relative who "constantly assured me that my children were badly reared and my husband badly trained." These charming, chatty anecdotes are as affecting as a long talk with an astute friend
Quench the lamp by Alice Taylor( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 90 libraries worldwide
A child's book of Irish rhymes by Alice Taylor( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A captivating miniature anthology of children's rhymes, compiled from the author's childhood and her father's primary school textbooks, is delightfully illustrated in pastels and crayon by an Irish artist
To school through the fields : a country childhood by Alice Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Going to the well by Alice Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Close to the earth : poems of country life by Alice Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The night before Christmas by Alice Taylor( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Polish and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The journey : new and selected poems by Alice Taylor( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The woman of the house by Alice Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the havoc wreaked by a demanding outsider on the lives of a set-in-their-ways Irish family in 1950s rural Ireland
Across the river by Alice Taylor( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The Phelan and Conway farms stand in hostile confrontation across the river. The long dispute between the families simmers, then explodes. Martha Phelan is locked in stubborn conflict with her son Peter; he wants to make changes in the way the farm is run, but she secretly plans quite different changes. The tension between them builds, but suddenly the force of a still greater problem takes over
House of memories by Alice Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
And time stood still by Alice Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
When the ultimate loss hits us and we lose a loved one, time stands still. Moving forward seems impossible. Looking back fills us with overwhelming sadness. The road out is a hard one, the grief road that we all walk many times through our lives. Sometimes the going is really tough and we need helping hands. This book is one such helping hand. Alice lost many of her special people - and animals too.Here she talks about her special people, her memory of what meant so much to her about them. She remembers her husband, father and mother, a beloved sister, her little brother, Connie, and many others. She tells how she coped with the emptiness she feld when they died, of the seeming impossibility of moving on with life after such deeply felt loss, when time stood still
Airurando mura monogatari : Chiisana ryokan no shiki by Alice Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
テイラー, アリス
Languages
English (165)
Polish (6)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Irish (1)
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