THE SHAKE OF THE BAG: STORIES. London: Duckworth, [1939]. Octavo, 319 pp., original blue cloth stamped in gold. First edition. Stories about the inhabitants on either side of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. "The people, as seen by the author, are hard-headed, good-natured, rooted in ancient prejudices, neighborly, pugnacious, dour and yet humorous; in short, a bundle of contradictions. The stories vary from broad farce in the first two to the quietly moving story of 'The Henneesseys'." - Brown and Clarke, Ireland in Fiction 2, #410. Some mild sunning to edges of cloth, a very good plus copy in about good pictorial dust jacket wear at edges, shallow chipping, general dust soiling to white background, and clipped price. (#134385).

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"FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1939" on copyright page.