Sunday, 3 November 2019

Pen and ink in Country Girl

Irish history was the subject she most liked to teach. She strode through the classroom, in and out between the desks, where we sat in pairs, the small white pots of watered ink in an enamel inkwell, and a dent in the wooden slope to hold pen and pencil.

Edna O'Brien, Country Girl A Memoir, 2012