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Alice Taylor

Ireland (b.1938)

Alice Taylor lives in the village of Innishannon in County Cork, in a house attached to the local supermarket and post office. Since her eldest son has taken over responsibility for the shop, she has been able to devote more time to her writing.

Alice Taylor worked as a telephonist in Killarney and Bandon. When she married, she moved to Innishannon where she ran a guesthouse at first, then the supermarket and post office. She and her husband, Gabriel Murphy, who sadly passed away in 2005, had four sons and one daughter. In 1984 she edited and published the first issue of Candlelight, a local magazine which has since appeared annually. In 1986 she published an illustrated collection of her own verse.

Genres: General Fiction
   Close to the Earth (poems) (1989)
   Going to the Well (poems) (1998)
   The Journey (poems) (2009)
   The Grief Road (poems) (2011)
Picture Books
Alice Taylor recommends
Eat The Moon (2018)
Breda Joy
"A blend of family, community and love of a horse paints a picture of an Ireland that could only be created by someone who knows her people."

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