Tidy

An English name: the fictional Tidy family come to Ireland in the Middle Ages, as did many small-time English merchants and craftsmen. Sometimes servants of the Church, by the nineteenth century they have joined the important Quaker community in Dublin. Their story is told through both of the two books of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, beginning in the 'Dalkey' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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