Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney
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.
Format: Paperback | 496 pages
Dimensions: 139 x 201 x 31mm | 340g
Publication Date: 25 Aug 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Illustrations note: 0
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. All pages have started very slightly yellowing around the edges, which does not in any way effect the legibility of the text. No missing pages.