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Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show: A Novel of Ireland
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on June 17, 2014
This is not a happy story, but it is engrossing. The characters and the complex relationships were fascinating. I really wanted to know how things were connected and how they would work out in the end.

I have no idea how I would have liked it had I read it. I think the oral tradition works so much in its favor.Listening to the author read this tale was probably the best part of the experience. This is very much in the style of a classic storyteller - long and leisurely paths to the point. It struck me as very Irish in its meandering style, which is perfect.
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on January 20, 2017
Very interesting look at Irish politics during the time of their new independence from Britain. The characters are not politicians, but express their views freely. The very personal stories of their lives will surprise and intrigue you.
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on October 17, 2011
Frank Delaney is a clear and concise writer. His characters are interesting and his descriptions of places or deeds paint vivid pictures. Without being overly tedious (60 pages to describe a bug on a leaf) his chapters are short which is something I love in a novel. The story itself is fun and funny. Why would someone run off to join the circus? If you have that dream you will relate to Harry McCarthy. If you don't have the dream this may pique your interest and tap into an undiscovered desire. If you love deep descriptions of Ireland, the land, the lore, the people then Mr. Delaney is your author.
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on June 14, 2018
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on May 4, 2013
Ordinarily and up until this book, I enjoy Delaney's writing. This book just didn't cut it for me. The plot, the characters -- nothing worked. Not every book is a classic, and this certainly wasn't. If you are interested in Delaney's books on Ireland, try Ireland or Shannon or even Tipperary. Those are far superior books.
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on October 24, 2016
Good story -- love the author!
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on May 27, 2013
I love Frank Delaney's story-telling. It is colorful and full of history and fun. Very entertaining, easy reading - if you can't go to Ireland, Delaney's novels are the next best thing.
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on April 6, 2018
Great book. Great condition.
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on March 6, 2015
Love Frank Delaney
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on February 4, 2017
Enjoyable but not up to Frank Delany's story telling gifts.
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