Clareville centre is a facility and day care centre in Dublin which serves the local community. It published this book, an anthology of short stories, memoirs and poems from a number of its attendees.
Really nice stories, some I have to admit I chuckled to myself. Mostly very well written, and many portray the local vernacular and syntax really well. In the whole, they paint a story of Ireland in times gone by. Not really that long ago either, speaking a lot of their exploits in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Some are about the schoolyard, some sad stories, some humorous. All very readable.
I would have given the publication five stars on that alone. But I did have one hang up, the editing. I cannot recall ever reading a book with so many typos in it. Too many editorial mistakes, should have been proofread a few more times, a shame because otherwise this is a historical gem for local people and families to enjoy. I enjoyed the stories, but just a bit too many things that could have easily been picked up prior to publication. Maybe a second edition is coming? Would love to see.