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Taylor, Alice 1938-

Works: 55 works in 300 publications in 5 languages and 7,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Pastoral fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA959.1, 823.914
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The woman of the house by Alice Taylor( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nurse in 1950s Ireland battles a priest who opposes her project to open a school for children of farm workers. The priest is afraid her secular education will distance the children from the Church. By the author of Country Days
Across the river by Alice Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict between the Phelans and the Conways, who live across the river from each other, comes to boil while Martha Phelan clashes with her son Peter over the future of their farm
A child's treasury of Irish rhymes by Alice Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of poems by Rose Fyleman, John Desmond Sheridan, Padraic Colum, and other authors, along with traditional Irish nursery rhymes
House of memories by Alice Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love for the home place and of the passions and jealousies it can inspire. Following his brutish father's unlamented death, young Danny Conway strives to rescue the family farm from ruin; when all seems hopeless, help comes from the most unexpected quarter. House of Memories tells a story of resilience in the face of family tragedy; a story, too, of bereavement and grief, and of trying to cope with loss. No one knows the weft and warp of country life as Alice Taylor does, and in her third novel she again dusplays her unique ability to capture its rhythms and cadences
To school through the fields : an Irish country childhood by Alice Taylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story a childhood ... where we had time to be children and life moved at a different pace."--Page 5
The parish by Alice Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Taylor's parish, like others in rural Ireland today, faces many challenges. As once-small towns and villages turn into suburban sprawls, can the original heart still pump life into its extended limbs? With her unique ability to capture everyday things, Alice Taylor brings us into her own parish. This world, although dedicated to the common good, is not without its conflicts. It is a story, too, of personal loss and grief - of the loss inflicted by death on both individuals and communities - but also of the consolation of a community coming together to share in their collective mourning. In a series of vignettes of life in her own village, Alice Taylor reasserts the priorities of public space and social community
Who We Are: Brave New Clan by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who we Are: Brave New Clan features six extraordinary young Australians who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia. From the bustling streets of Sydney to the aquamarine vistas of the Torres Strait, their stories span a diverse population across the country and yet share common themes of resilience, courage, optimism and success. James Saunders is a rugby player and PR company owner who challenges stereotypical perceptions of gay men. Harry Sabatino is an engineering student worried about the threat rising sea levels pose to his Torres Strait Island home. Kim Isaacs is a qualified doctor but also draws on traditional Aboriginal medicine in her practice. "The Sapphires" and "Love Child" actress Miranda Tapsell hopes her work will bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Josh Toomey is an electrical linesman and NAIDOC Apprentice of the Year. Hip hop artist and political rapper Kaylah Tyson uses the power of music to reach people--Summary adapted from container
The village by Alice Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor's warmly received chronicles of Irish rural life are extended in this reminiscence of the village of Innishannon in western Ireland. Taylor arrived there as a bride in the 1960s, when, she observes, "an old world was slipping out the back door while a new way of life marched in the front." Her recollections commemorate the old gathering places--the post office and the small shop she and her husband inherited--and the rugged individualists of Innishannon. Recording the circumstances of her happy marriage, Taylor captures the little world that satisfied many: the doctors, the curate and the countrymen and women with their pawky humor. Progress arrives in Innishannon in the shape of a supermarket and guest house for tourists. Taylor's love affair with the village endures as her storytelling endears it to her readers
Country days by Alice Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir from the bestselling author of 'To School Through the Fields' who has been described by 'The Observer' as 'Ireland's Laurie Lee ... a chronicler of fading village life and rural rituals who sells and sells'. In this collection she takes her readers along the byways of Ireland and into the heart of the country. In stories by turn comic and poignant, she explores the character of family and friends, testing the bonds of concern and kindness which hold people together
Quench the lamp by Alice Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabh. Forts. von: Zur Schule durch die Felder. - In lebendigen Szenen, Episoden und Porträts erzählt die Autorin von ihrer Kinder- und Jugendzeit im ländlichen Irland der 50er und 60er Jahre
The women by Alice Taylor( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Be transported back to a different age, where Irish rural life revolved around the farm. A sharing of stories about women on these farms and a celebration of life in its small precious moments. Alice Taylor takes us back to rural life, reflecting back on the routine and experiences of farm women in Ireland in the 1950s - a time when food was mostly home-grown and everything was reused. An uplifting account, full of nostalgia and wise words to treasure from Ireland's best-loved author."--Wheelers website
A child's book of Irish rhymes by Alice Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating miniature anthology of children's rhymes, compiled from the author's childhood and her father's primary school textbooks, is delightfully illustrated in pastels and crayon by an Irish artist
And time stood still by Alice Taylor( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ultimate loss hits us and we lose a loved one, time stands still. Moving forward seems impossible. Looking back fills us with overwhelming sadness. The road out is a hard one, the grief road that we all walk many times through our lives. Sometimes the going is really tough and we need helping hands. This book is one such helping hand. Alice lost many of her special people - and animals too. Here she talks about her special people, her memory of what meant so much to her about them. She remembers her husband, father and mother, a beloved sister, her little brother, Connie, and many others. She tells how she coped with the emptiness she feld when they died, of the seeming impossibility of moving on with life after such deeply felt loss, when time stood still
Going to the well by Alice Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey : new and selected poems by Alice Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you remember? by Alice Taylor( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be transported back to a different age, where butter was made by hand at home and life took place around the fire. A sharing of stories and a celebration of life in its small precious moments. ''It takes a lot of living to make a house a home. The living connects ancestry to posterity creating a nucleus that supports and strengthens the extended family. Like a tree families put down roots that give support and stability to extended branches. The home family provides a shelter belt and that sheltering can encompass the extended tribe when life gets stormy.'' Alice Taylor takes us through her
Close to the earth : poems of country life by Alice Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night before Christmas by Alice Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home for Christmas by Alice Taylor( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Alice Taylor this Christmas as she welcomes us into her home and shows us the traditions of her family's Christmas. Alice looks back over her past Christmases and prepares for this Christmas. With all the warmth of a winter fire, Alice takes us through the exciting preparation for Christmas from getting the perfect tree to baking those very crucial puddings and pies. Alice also give us a intimate insight into her Christmas Eve and Christmas day rituals and talks us through her favourite Christmas recipes. She tells how the Christmas foods were made when she was a child, using the bastible and the range, and how she prepares them now. Alice loves Christmas and her huge enjoyment of the season fills this book with pleasure and delight
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.17 for An Irish c ... to 1.00 for An evening ...)

The woman of the house
Alternative Names
Alice Taylor schrijfster uit Ierland

テイラー, アリス

English (235)

German (9)

Japanese (7)

Polish (5)

Irish (1)

Across the riverA child's treasury of Irish rhymesHouse of memoriesTo school through the fields : an Irish country childhoodThe parishThe villageCountry daysQuench the lamp