This many-layered reminiscence glints across the indifferent, mysterious, yet comfortable countryside, classrooms fraught with the usual student shenanigans and insecurities and the intensity of Devlin's close relationship with her five sisters.
It is the only intimate and un-angry expression of the feelings of a colonised people that I have ever read
She conjures places as vividly as feelings, and feelings as exactly as her surroundings. She reinvents the past with the aid of photographic prose, an album not only for herself and her sisters in Ireland, but full of pictures many who read this book will recognise
Touching and nostalgic