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David Thomson first came to Woodbrook, a small estate belonging to an Anglo-Irish landed family on an inevitable downward economic spiral, as an 18 year old student to tutor the family’s daughters and stayed through World War II as a farm hand. According to his telling, Thomson falls deeply in love with his student, Phoebe, who is seven years his junior-enough so A wonderful memoir, this, of a man reflecting back on his youth-of his wanting to belong, of his finding and embracing a home place.

Woodbrook is a house that gives its name to a small, rural area of Ireland. In 1932 David Thomson aged eighteen went there as a tutor. This is thje story of hisd ten tears there. Woodbrook is a house that gives its name to a small, rural area of Ireland.

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In 1932, David Thomson, aged eighteen, went there are a tutor. He stayed for ten years.

In 1932, David Thomson, aged eighteen, went there are a tutor. In it he builds up a delicate, lyrical picture of a gentle pre-war society, of Irish history and troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and of a delightful family. Woodbrook by David Thomson (Paperback, 1994). Brand new: lowest price.

Micheál Ó Súilleabháin composed a piece for piano and orchestra called "Woodbrook", conceived as the soundtrack for a radio documentary called The Story of Woodbrook - David Thompson's Book, produced by Julian Vignoles, which was first transmitted on RTÉ radio in 1986

David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. After the period described in Woodbrook he developed a career in writing and at the BBC.

David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. He died in 1988. Bibliographic information.

Thomson, David, - 1914-1988. Tutors and tutoring - Ireland - Woodbrook Estate - Biography. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on August 12, 2013. Woodbrook Estate (Ireland) - History - 20th century. Woodbrook Estate (Ireland) - Social life and customs - 20th century.

David Thomson was a British man with a great love of Ireland and its people, with a deep understanding of its tragic past . In his story is woven the story of Ireland

David Thomson was a British man with a great love of Ireland and its people, with a deep understanding of its tragic past and of its present troubles. In his story is woven the story of Ireland. Thomson's memoir covers his 10 years at Woodbrook, a house in Co. Roscommon, owned at that time by an Anglo-Irish family.

It has been owned since the seventeenth century by the Anglo-Irish Kirkwoods. In 1932, David Thomson, aged eighteen, went there are a tutor.

Woodbrook is a rare house that gives its name to a small, rural area in Ireland, not far from the old port of Sligo. It has been owned since the seventeenth century by the Anglo-Irish Kirkwoods. This memoir, acknowledged as a masterpiece, grew out of two great loves - for Woodbrook and for Phoebe, his pupil.


Woodbrook download epub
Author: David Thomson
ISBN: 0214200248
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins; 1st ed edition (1974)
Pages: 313 pages


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