The Bird of the Golden Land. For Kirstie
Drawing ink. Another classic Irish story from O'Faolain. There was once a king of Ireland who had three sons. A beautiful bird used to visit the king from time to time and would sing the most beautiful song ever heard from any bird in Ireland. Nothing pleased the king so much as to hear the bird sing. He called it The Bird of the Golden Land. The king told his sons that whichever one brought him the bird to live in his castle would be given his crown. After many years trying to find the bird one of the sons captured it from people in another place and brought it back to the king in a cage.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile