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Caiseal Mor Caiseal Mor i(A13863 works by) (a.k.a. Caíseal Mór)
Born: Established: 1961 Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Irish
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Caiseal Mor, an Australian son of Irish immigrants who became cattle stationers in far west Queensland, was born into a rich heritage of storytelling and music. His first language was Gaelic and his Christian name, 'Caiseal' (pronounced 'Cash'), is Gaelic for 'circular stone fort'. As a child he learned to play the brass-strung harp, carrying on a long family tradition. For several years he collected stories, songs and music of the Celtic lands during many visits to Ireland, Scotland and Brittany. Mor has a degree in performing arts from the University of Western Sydney and has worked as actor, teacher and musician.

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The Tilecutter's Penny 1998 single work novel historical fiction fantasy 'It is the time of Richard the Lion Heart, the time of the Crusades and the mysterious Knights Templar. Donal, an Irish chieftain, and Robert, his Norman lord, travel to the Holy Land as their fathers did before them. But before Donal leaves, he gives his wife Eilish a token—half a penny broken by the tilecutter. Should she receive the other half, she will know he is dead. From the lush beauty of twelfth-century Ireland to the dangerous secrets of a desert fortress, The Tilecutter's Penny is a rich and gripping story of action, adventure, love and betrayal'. Source: bookseller's website.
1999 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Australian Long Fiction
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