Ireland: A Novel

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Ireland: A Novel
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
25-08-2005
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
496
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One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced and mysterious at a house in the Irish countryside. By the November fireside he begins to tell the story of this extraordinary land. One of his listeners, a nine-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves, he devotes his life to finding him again. It is a search that uncovers both passions and mysteries, in his own life as well as the old man's, and their solving becomes the thrilling climax to this tale. But the life of this boy is more than just his story: it is also the telling of a people, the narrative of a nation, the history of Ireland in all its drama, intrigue and heroism. IRELAND travels through the centuries by way of story after story, from the savage grip of the Ice Age to the green and troubled land of tourist brochures and news headlines. Along the way, we meet foolish kings and innocent monks, god-heroes and great works of art, shrewd Norman raiders and envoys from Rome, leaders, poets and lovers. Each illuminates the magic of Ireland, the power of England and the eternal connection to the land.

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Udgivelsesdato:
25-08-2005
ISBN13:
9780751535259
Vægt:
340 g
Dybde:
31 mm
Bredde:
201 mm
Højde:
139 mm
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Bestselling author Frank Delaney sweeps us off to Ireland with a stunning new novel that captures the eternal magnetism of the island and its tumultuous history. A breathtaking story of an extraordinary land which unfolds through pre-history to modern times.

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