The Druid (Frank Delaney Storytellers)

The Druid (Frank Delaney Storytellers)

by Frank Delaney

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Long long ago, when the pigs ate the apples off the trees and the birds flew upside down - so begins a tale by an Irish fireside. And thereby Frank Delaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Ireland, launches STORYTELLERS, a new series of short stories in the oral tradition, created specially for e-readers. In his first story, this master of the legendary form creates THE DRUID, a fascinating character full of cunning and false magic, who tries to win the hand of a beautiful girl.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013862005
Publisher: MEIER
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Frank Delaney Storytellers Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 881,322
File size: 205 KB

About the Author

Frank Delaney ( is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel "Ireland" and "Tipperary," as well as "Simple Courage: The Story of S.S. Flying Enterprise," which was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by the American Library Association. His latest book, "The Matchmaker of Kenmare" was released to rave reviews: Kirkus wrote, "One of the best fictional wartime couples animates veteran Delaney's darkly wistful novel... The novel burnishes this veteran writer's reputation as a consummate storyteller." Booklist said "Delaney re-earns his reputation for total reader engagement with his latest deeply thought-out novel... it combines the charm of an Irish yarn with the excitement of a political thriller and the romance of a 1940s war movie..." PW called it "an exciting yarn of romance and intrigue." "Venetia Kelly's Travelling Show," was released in 2010, also to critical acclaim. Library Journal wrote "Delaney is a master storyteller, and this expansive tale of politics, tragedy, and revenge is Irish storytelling at its best. Full of vibrant, well-crafted characters and satisfyingly high drama."

Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before moving to the US and becoming a full-time writer. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and now lives in New York and Connecticut with his wife, Diane Meier.

Delaney broadcasts "Re:Joyce," a weekly podcast on James Joyce's "Ulysses" on his website You can find his daily writing tips on Twitter:


New York, New York, and Kent, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

October 24, 1941

Date of Death:

February 21, 2017

Place of Birth:

Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Place of Death:

Danbury, Connecticut


Thomastown National School 1947-54; The Abbey School, Tipperary, 1954-60; Rosse College, Dublin, 1960

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