Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

Edith Œnone SOMERVILLE (1858 - 1949) and Martin ROSS (1862 - 1915)

This is the first of three novels which Edith Somerville and her cousin Violet Martin wrote about the English Major Sinclair Yates who leaves the army to take up a position of Resident Magistrate in the West of Ireland in about 1895. The tales tell in a humorous way of his struggles with a new job, new culture, and with his landlord and neighbour Mr. ‘Flurry’ Knox whose prime, if not only, interest is in hunting, which forms the background to all the stories. Miss Somerville was herself the first woman anywhere to become an M.F.H.

(Summary by A.J.M.)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Great-Uncle McCarthy Andy Minter
00:39:16
Play 02 02 In the Curranhilty Country Andy Minter
00:32:33
Play 03 03 Trinket's Colt Andy Minter
00:30:48
Play 04 04 The Waters of Strife Andy Minter
00:33:48
Play 05 05 Lisheen Races, Second Hand Andy Minter
00:36:26
Play 06 06 Philippa's Fox-Hunt Andy Minter
00:37:55
Play 07 07 A Misdeal Andy Minter
00:37:31
Play 08 08 The Holy Island Andy Minter
00:39:11
Play 09 09 The Policy of the Closed Door Andy Minter
00:33:14
Play 10 10 The House of Fahy Andy Minter
00:37:42
Play 11 11 Occasional Licenses Andy Minter
00:35:21
Play 12 12 Oh Love! Oh Fire! Andy Minter
00:42:07