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Borne on the Wind

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By Alice Curtayne

Borne on the Wind, the sole collection of Alice Curtayne’s essays, opens a wide window onto fourteen little-known but remarkably vibrant people, places, and moments of history. Part One covers such figures and events as Blessed Matt Talbot, Theobald Mathew, and the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Part Two ranges from the “Vincete la battaglia del grano” in Italy and the proper time to build a Cathedral to the septecentenary of St. Anthony of Padua and the letters of St. Catherine de Ricci.

First published in 1934, Borne on the Wind evidences the lavish attention to detail, vivid descriptive powers, and resilient humor and hopefulness that marked Curtayne’s career of writing.

Alice Curtayne (1898–1981) was an Irish author, critic, journalist, and lecturer. In 1935, she married fellow author Stephen Rynne, with whom she raised four children and tended their family farm. Curtayne’s rich bibliography comprises histories and hagiographies, fiction and biographies, all of which demonstrate her keen intellect and vivid imagination.

Paperback: 182pp.

ISBN: 978-1950970810


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