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A Fire in His Head
Stories of Wandering Aengus
Loreto Todd

A roller-coaster ride with heroes, immortals, monsters, and mind readers through the magical world of Celtic storytelling

Aengus, the god of love, embarks into the unknown in pursuit of the girl of his dreams. The result is a unique fantastical adventure that takes the theme of W. B. Yeats's poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus" as its motif, and draws into its telling a rich Celtic legacy of myth, legend, and language.

"Remarkable and vivid."—Books Ireland

Loreto Todd is professor of English at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Born in Northern Ireland, she attended Queen's University, Belfast, where her classmates included poet Seamus Heaney and writer Seamus Deane. She worked in England for many years and was director of the program of World English Research at the University of Leeds, England. She has written thirty books and more than eighty articles and chapters in books and has edited several journals.

Distributed for O'Brien Press, Dublin

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cover of Todd is an illustration of the sea

February 2005
LC: 2002503234 PR
224 pp. 5 1/3 x 8 1/2

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ISBN 978-0-86278-757-8
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