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Irish Riddles by Pat Fairon

Irish Riddles by Pat Fairon

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Irish Riddles

by Pat Fairon, Illustrated by Philip Blythe

The Appletree Press, 1992 [First Edition], colour illustrations throughout, hardcover with pictorial boards, dustjacket, ISBN 0862813123

Fine Condition, 

'In an oral tradition true riddles seem to offer a playful challenge to the people's conventional views of the world.  They do this by describing the familiar in words and terms that make it sound magical and mysterious.  Unlike other forms of the riddle, true riddles aim not to trick or puzzle but to offer a fresh view of the world.  To me they are poems - peoples' poetry.' - Pat Fairon

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