'Tis As It Was

ABOUT Norrie O Mahony

Norrie O Mahony


A memoir with poetry in which the author reminisces on life growing up in West Cork, Ireland. Her colourful vignettes are punctuated by poems which are both beautiful and beguiling.
With a warm writing style she uniquely captures the mood of events as she brings the reader down village lanes and into fireside chats.

This book is sure to become a companion you'll return to.

In my memoir I reminisce on life growing up in West Cork, Ireland; telling a story with a meld of prose and poetry. I hope you enjoy the preview... You can use your cursor to turn the pages...

Mar. 15, 2011 By Maureen McCarthy

This is a delightful little book. It's written in an approacable conversational way which really helps create an atmosphere of Irish life. Some lovely poems are spread throughout too that echo themes from the main text. It's a format that really works.

5.0 out of 5 stars An Enchanting Book..., May 11, 2011
From Amazon - This review is from: 'Tis As It Was (Paperback)
This is an enchanting little book that engaged me from the beginning. The author describes places and events growing up in Ireland with effortless and musical prose. She has her own poetry too, which is interspersed seamlessly into the text, that echoes the many themes she touches on. Overall, quite an enjoyable read and a charming memoir on Irish life and culture.