Bleachtaire ag troid i gcoinne rogaire dainsearach agus e ag tabhairt turas culturtha don leitheoir timpeall Ellan Vannin ag an am ceanna!
I had the pleasure of reading this classic Cathal O Sandair a few months before it was singled out by an Club Leabhar. The story is slightly quaint - some of the situations are a bit unlikely as when thy leave Fionnuala on her own after two attempts at assassination- but this adds to the charm of the book, it’s from another time and for the younger reader (of which there are thankfully none drugged or pregnant here). But more than this is the way Reics evokes the wonderful ambience of the Manx scene, including its language, in fact especially its language and the fascination of comparing it to Gaeilge. I was so pleased to see on Amazon that there is now a translation into Manx! Cuig realtai as cuig!