"The Rural Gentleman" by Delia Maguire is published

Top Quote A gentlemanly priest causes a stir in a rural Irish village. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2016 - "The Rural Gentleman" by Delia Maguire is published, ISBN #978-1781489727, About the Book: Leo Tolstoy once said, 'All good literature, is one of two stories, 'a man goes on a journey' or 'a stranger comes to town'.

    This novel is set against the backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way, in the tumultuous days of the financial crash, and features the legendary Father Barnabas Salmon who arrives without introduction into the remote seascape parish. His mission, he states is to assure everyone that it is never too late to have a happy childhood. The lonely, the bereaved and the abandoned flock to hear his message that the greatest desire of every being is the validation that they matter but as time goes by, some start to believe that this stranger, may well have an ulterior motive.This novel suggests without either cynicism or sentimentality that there was common currency between the abuse crisis and the economic downfall that had such a profound impact on Irish society. It has attracted the attention of both the Irish and UK national press. For some, Father Salmon, is Ireland's very own Dom Camillo.

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    Excerpt from the Book:
    "It came as a surprise to learn that the rural gentleman had became a frequent visitor to the abode of the Selfish Midget. Many in the locality were shocked, for Bridie Clancy had a strong, long-standing aversion to both priests and nuns. 'Scavenging crows,' she called them, 'out to pick and tear apart the lambs from the sheepfold.'

    With Charlie long gone, Bridie now lived alone, but she furnished many a tale told in the bars and shops of Droumbally. A popular one was how she had sent a self-important politician fleeing in fear of his life when he had been foolish enough to canvass for her vote. She had seen him off with a barrage of language which one of her more demure neighbours had transcribed as being something about 'bucking frolics, accompanied by a shower of rotten spuds and apples, one of which had knocked the jaunty looking cap clean off the politicians head."

    Amazon reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars I was bought a copy recently as a birthday present ...
    ByMe on 7 February 2016

    I was bought a copy recently as a birthday present. Exceptional read. Touched upon some very thematic materials in a style completely unlike what I have read before. It's rare you can find a book that can provoke so much thought without stooping to obvious bias.

    Was looking to buy another copy for a friend, but was dissuaded by the ridiculous cost of shipping to Ireland. I can see this is now available to purchase directly from the publishers site (taleofthecat.com) which at 9.99 euros delivered is far more reasonable than the 20 euros + demanded by Amazon!

    5.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    ByJames on 2 February 2016
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    This is a most unusual story with a most unusual topic. It is a gripping story.

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    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Grosvenor House Publishing
    Tel. 0208 339 6060
    E-mail: info ( @ ) grosvenorhousepublishing dot co.uk

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