About the Book
O Derry Boy – People write poetry for as many reasons as there are poets in the world. Some write to exorcise demons, some to express a viewpoint. Some do it to charm their readers, while others set out to shock. Mervyn follows none of these paths, but his passions are equally as valid.
O Derry Boy sets out to capture a lost moment in history; a hitherto forgotten time and place that most of us will never have experienced; a harsher time, yet a time afforded a seductive allure by his evocatively wistful reminiscences.
Is this Mervyn’s childhood in the 20th century rural Northern Ireland or is it a magical dream world that only those with true poetry in their souls will ever visit?
You’ll have to buy the book to decide, but before you do, spend an evening in his company and let him tell you his story in the accent that matches the pictures. Paul Eccentric
" could i just tell you how beautiful your poetries are, I have been reading how 'writing overcame grief' again and again. I couldn't stop crying everytime I read it. " Lin Xin
'to be read alone with many tears ' Helen
' 我特别喜欢你的语言, 对于很多自然的描写 我十分喜欢-文字很有画面感' sarah
你的書字裡行間及照片透露了过去的點點滴滴所帶給你的美好回忆，與家人與大自動的互動是這樣珍貴，是一本温馨且發人深思的书，爱身边的人就要即時 讓他們感爱到，若等到失去的一天，心里有再多想说的话想对 他们表达，就為時已晚了。
Faye said How beautiful, from a story-teller who paints with words =). 怎么美，一位讲故事谁油漆词 Barbara said " I know Deirdre will love it. She has just been widowed and I know your book will bring her much joy.She is such a lovely soul. They came to Dublin from NI many years ago due to the economics there, and started again from nothing, raising the children in the south. Losing Eddie has been a hard blow for her and I know your poems will lift her." Deirdre said " What a lovely surprise I got this morning. Thank you!! My house is full of family at the moment, a gathering for a family wedding up in Donegal. I want to sit down and really read your lovely evocative book. From a quick perusal i was able to get a wonderful sense of place, the sights and sounds, I could even feel the tickle of the straw!! "