Peig – English Version

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The autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Islands. Peig is a special book in that it was written by a woman and gives the reader a rare insight into the hard life that a woman endures in the final years of the 19th Century and the early years of the 20th Century. The book is written in simple, rich and natural Irish in which there is a mixture of common speech and folklore Peig was herself an excellent storyteller and there is an abundance of stories, oral tradition, superstitions and prayers. This book is both a social and personal chronicle of ordinary life on the Great Blasket island told in pure Irish and seen through the eyes of a brave, intuitive woman.