Gathering Carrageen

By Monica Connell

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As a child, growing up in Belfast in the 1950's, Monica Connell spent the summer holidays in Donegal. In the 1990's, by now an anthropologist and author, she returned to Donegal with her husband. Gathering Carrageen is the story of that return.

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Sandstone Press Ltd

Sandstone Press was established in 2002 based on the firm belief that an international publishing house could be based in the Highlands of Scotland. We publish fiction and non-fiction books and ebooks. The company is characterised by high editorial and design standards, internationalism, and a strong engagement with the contemporary world using modern methods. Sandstone Press books have won or been shortlisted for many literary prizes including the Man Booker, Commonwealth, Arthur C Clarke, Creative Scotland, Green Carnation, Saltire Society, Petrona, Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition, Boardman Tasker, Not the Booker, and Desmond Elliott Awards.

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As a child in the 1990s Monica Connell lived in a village in Donegal with her mother and academic father. In the 2000s, by now an anthropologist and author, she returned with her husband. Gathering Carrageen is the story of that return: the harsh beauty of the landscape and elements, the sense of fun and community in the face of tensions between tradition and modernity. Peopled by wonderful characters, a lobster fisherman, a sheep farmer, a trawler worker, and an old woman who practices the ancient skill of gathering carrageen, she describes the complex weave of relationships and the adventure of learning their skills.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Sandstone Press Ltd
Publication Date 19 Mar 2015
ISBN 9781910124468
Number of Pages 250

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"This heartening and heartfelt book is the autobiography of a soul." -- Irish Voice "Irish Voice"

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