Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by O2CtheC A Fun Read
There are few unique, natural creations in today's world that are available for purchase. Gems and Connemara marble are two. This book is both informative and entertaining. From Russian czars to American industrialists, green marble has been used by the most selective wealthy people and now we can know the history of the marble itself that we've purchased. Illustrations lovely. Unique book. Enjoyed so much;need more for gifts.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Horsefeather Rather have a video
Love Stephen Walsh and, not paying attention, thought this was a video and not a book. Return. He needs to do this as a video to express his great personality.
Rated 5 out of 5 by brenandy love the history
Great book. I buy a lot of Connemara marble so it is nice to know the background to the rock.. Steve is a very funny Irish man and I enjoy all the products he sells...
Rated 5 out of 5 by issiestorm Great Keepsake
I've had this book for a few months. For anyone who's been enjoying the Irish shows on QVC for the past years, and in particular Mr. Walsh's effervescent personality, I can highly recommend this, particularly since with the current management the future of these very special shows might be in question. I've amassed a little collection of Connemara, and the book is full of pertinent facts about Connemara marble and how it's mined, its history, and also other aspects of the Emerald Isle. Mr. Walsh's special touch is apparent throughout the book and the part pertaining to QVC's involvement is particularly interesting. I hope that the Irish shows will continue in some form or other (I know that the all day shows are a thing of the past) but this book will be a wonderful reminder of what once was, for many of us, a great tradition that we all used to look forward to.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Belle88 A treasure
I couldn't put this book down and read it cover-to-cover in one evening. The photography is so beautiful, and the text is the perfect combination of fascinating facts and history and Stephen Walsh's special wit. Perfect for the armchair traveler or as a memento if you've been lucky enough to travel to the west of Ireland.
Rated 5 out of 5 by irelandluv Fantastic!!!
I love this book. It is so interesting to read about the history of Connemara. The pictures are beautiful and I love the part about the Connemara and QVC connection. Stephen - I love you, your family and your company!
Rated 5 out of 5 by IRISHWIL WELL DONE, MR. WALSH!
I LOVED THIS SIGNED BOOK BY STEPHEN.........I HAVE A LOT OF CONNEMARA JEWELRY, SO I WAS INTERESTED TO READ OF IT'S HISTORY. AND OF COURSE, STEPHEN WALSH FEELS LIKE A PART OF ALL OF OUR FAMILIES, SO IT WAS A PERFECT ITEM FOR ME. GOD BLESS STEPHEN AND ALL THE IRISH WHO VISIT QVC.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rowen A great gift idea!
What an interesting book! Everything Steven Walsh has learned over many years he shares with us and I'm happy he has written this fine book. Many wonderful photos, too. Thank you! Highly recommend. Give the gift of Connemara Marble..... and this book!