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Pre-order – Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature

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Gill Books

Manchán Magan




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‘In Irish there are so many great rain words and magic words and highly specific natural words (such as the material put on the hooves of donkeys to stop them slipping in ice), or words to communicate with animals, or evocative plant words, or the gorgeous words for different amounts of light in the sky, or words that hint at different ways of seeing colour, or twilight words … ‘ Manchan Magan is fascinated by words, particularly Irish words, with all of their complex meanings and associations and their connections to the natural world.

Having enjoyed huge success with his bestselling book Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchan now brings his infectious wonder and enthusiasm for the Irish language to a younger audience, offering delightful translations and explanations of animal, bird, fish, insect and nature words. When you see the world through Irish, you see the world differently.

Get ready to share the magic with this delightful book for readers of all ages.

Pre-order: Book expected in mid November 2021. Orders will not be sent until the book is available (please note this includes orders containing other items – in such cases, the whole order will be held until all pre-order items are available, and one parcel sent).

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Weight 0.5 kg