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Under The Hen’s Bottom by Wendy Breckon (Paperback)

‘Under the Hen’s Bottom’ is a charming country memoir, a collection of twelve stories set against the delightful background of rural County Down and County Armagh. These beautiful tales, skilfully told, reflect the different era of the Ulster of the 1950s and 1960s.

Some are set amongst the rolling countryside and busy farmyards, capturing the environment the author loved and fondly remembers. Others take place in the classrooms and school playing fields of her Irish education.

One or two explore the importance of friendships and relationships as written about in ‘Grease Paint and a Feather Boa’. Here the author imagines being an actress and a storyteller one day.

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Witty, quirky and engaging are the words to describe these childhood memories, from the first chapter ‘Nearly Born Under a Hedge’ to the innocent humour of ‘The Russian Princess’, where a fun-loving granny dances around in a Cossack hat with her grandaughter. The reader will be captivated from the moment they first turn the pages and share the wide experiences of a small child.

The mortal sin of not attending church is captured poignantly in ‘The Lost Sheep’ and the desire to fit in with the lovely neighbours next door in ‘The Honorary Catholic’. Being pursued by the local vicar for her lack of religious experience is something she will never forget.

The author invites you to share these important moments of nostalgia with her as you settle down and read her gentle memoir.

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