Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies. This book traces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life.
In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history, the author crossed a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old daughter from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. The journey they made was a harrowing ordeal. Yet miraculously they both survived. This book offers her account of events.
Stoneybatter has survived providentially as a genuine inner urban village. Long cherished traditions, customs and city lifeways are still practised and 'neighbouring' flourishes along every street. With most of 'old Dublin' now tattered or demolished, Stoneybatter stands uniquely as a truly living community.