Bryan McMahon is one of Ireland's finest writers. A Kerryman, he is also one of its most famous teachers. The world has beaten a path to Listowel to look at, and listen to, The Master. He is a man in love with language, not only English which he uses so magically, but also with Irish and indeed Shelta, the secret language of the travelling people,
a knowledge which he uses to such effect in his play and novel 'The Honey Spike'. He is a rare national asset; this wise, witty and frank book will provide him with 'a monument more lasting than bronze.' 244 x 164mm., pp. 4 (preliminaries), 187, black & white plates. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, SIGNED by BRYAN MacMAHON on front endpaper - no other inscriptions; dust jacket, slight creasing top spine. NEAR FINE.