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4) The colony
McKinty's previous book, Falling Glass, was an Audible.com Best Thriller of 2011
Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera, and a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder: on the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things—and people—aren't always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the man tasked with trying to get to...
A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years...
13) A long long way
World War I Collection Spotlight - In the Trenches [European Theater]
Barely 18-years-old, Willie Dunne leaves Dublin in 1914 to fight for the Allied cause, largely unaware of the growing political and religious tensions festering back home. Evoking the camaraderie and humour of Willie and his regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, this powerful novel underlines the cruelty and sadness of war and the divided loyalties that many Irish soldiers felt. Running throughout is the question of how such young men came to be...
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