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Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature
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Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature

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From the author of Thirty-Two Words for Field.

When you look at the world through the Irish-language, you see a world more magical.

See a squirrell as a ‘tree dog’ (Madra Crainn) and you’ll never see it more differently.

Imagine a banshee’s fingers (Méiríní na mBan Sí) and the poisonous foxglove comes to life.

Discover five words to describe the Stages of Dawn and change your experience of sunrises forever.

Three Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature by Manchán Magan explores the ways the Irish-language describes our world with the curiosity and divilment of a child and the wisdom and insights of our ancestors.  Get ready to rediscover the flora and fauna of the land, sea and air and the otherworldly dimensions of this, our magical island home.

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