By Jim Scallan

The Blackthorn Anthology is a gorgeous choice of poetry and prose that expresses fairly vividly the author’s love of eire, its humans, its traditions and its tradition, and the discomfort he went via after having to depart the country

There is disappointment and pleasure, humour and tenderness in the works, interlaced with an outstanding appreciation of Ireland’s historical past and of legends long past sooner than. The reader can't fail to be touched by means of Jim's emotion and love for the rustic, as he succeeds in shooting the magical Gaelic essence as one may well seize a fairy in a jar.

Jim was once born in Dundee, a part of the fourth new release of a kin that escaped the Potato Famine to discover paintings within the jute generators of Lochee.
After 40 years in Canada, he learned his lifelong ambition to come abroad via gaining a freelance to paintings in eire and instantly fell in love with the land and its people.
He presently is living in jap Canada.

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