Monday, January 9, 2012

1798 Tomorrow the Barrow we’ll Cross By Joe Murphy

This is an enthralling and page turning novel from author Joe Murphy which will both entertain and inform. Brilliantly researched and movingly written it is the story of two Wexford brothers; Dan and Tom Banville who despite their different political views become involved with the United Irishmen and the rebellion of 1798. The book shines with historically accurate description and authentic dialogue but the real strength of the novel is in the careful crafting of a gut wrenching and page turning story filled with characters that you will come to love. The story is told from a number of viewpoints; the idealistic Dan, the realistic Tom and the courageous Elizabeth and it also examines the impact of the rebellion on all levels of society. At 423 pages it is not a light read but it is unputdownable, whether you have an interest in history or simply enjoy a good tale well told.
€13.99 (Liberties Press)

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