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Iron wheels on rocky lanes

January 20, 2019

Review by Jean Mullholland
Great read; funny, sad and a wonderful trip down memory lane. This book is a wonderful social history that I have enjoyed emmencly...

Set among the people and places of Hazel Mc Intyre's childhood, 'Iron Wheels
On Rocky Lanes' willevoke many memories   and bring laughter and
  tears to the eyes of the reader. Every rural communityin Ireland will relate
  to the characters and events which unfold on each new page. Appealing to

  all, this book truly has something for everyone

These writings are loving evocations of a childhood spent in Donegal. They capture the
        innocence of that time, its sudden and compelling enthusiasms, its sadness
        and silences, its pleasures and dismays, and, above all, the rare gift
        of having been brought up in a small loving  community. These are
        accurately drawn pictures, but they also act as evocations of a warm 
        community as memory does its magical work of transformation   

Professor Robert Welch: University of Ulster
       Hazel  is a good storyteller. She carries the reader along with her adding to
        what might  seem a common experience, a special quality. Her sensitivity,
        her imagination and her empathy give to each episode a deep and wide element
        of perception. Like a laser beam she enters deeply into the human psyche.
        Here is a book one can recommend whole-heartedly to everyone interested
        in human nature in all its moods.

Brian Bonner: Author and Historian                                              

      Her  first book ‘Iron Wheels On Rocky Lanes’ recalling her Donegal
        childhood, was published in 1994 to outstanding critical ovation. The
        following are just a sample of what the newspaper critics had to say.