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A Celtic Childhood

by Bill Watkins

This first volume of a planned trilogy of memoirs reflects upon the boyhood years of Bill Watkins. The stories take place in Limerick and Wales and are told largely through dialogue. This volume includes a glossary of words and phrases. Watkins also provides the lyrics of some traditional songs.

The Once and Future Celt: A Memoir

by Bill Watkins

"This witty true adventure of Celtic culture, language and history opens with twenty-one-year-old Bill stranded in a Gypsy camp with an injured foot, cared for by the beautiful, unattainable Riena. With his prowess on the fiddle and keen interest in their centuries-old way of life, the Gypsies - and Riena - grow to accept Bill as one of their own. He discovers that his Celtic roots may not be so different from the misunderstood Gypsies." "Following the call of the Celt, the hireath - in reality, an excuse to pursue another girl - Bill encounters a raving racist, a giant on a Biblical quest and the shortest lived rock band in history, the Farting Pixies. The narration of Bill's journey is infused with the joy of being a Celt, a culture on the verge of its great revival." "The Once and Future Celt is a sparkling and hilarious tale of identity, the power of family, the origins of language and the opposite sex. It completes a trilogy started by A Celtic Childhood and Scotland Is Not for the Squeamish."

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