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Second Book of Flanagan's Stunning Trilogy of Irish History,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Tenants of Time (Hardcover)
"Tenants of Time", Flanagan's book between "Year of the French" and "End of the Hunt", deals with the Parnell era in Irish politics. But it is much more than that. Three men bound together by an act of failed rebellion in their early years, remain tied to one another and their actions on that day while a young historian tries to understand "a single moment in history" represented by that doomed rebellion.
The characters are large and complex, the ideas even bigger and the setting so evocative that you won't want the book to end.
Great literature that is also a great read. I really can't do the book justice. Read the first fifty pages and I bet you can't stop.
One minor complaint: Delaney's circumstances too closely mirrored Parnell's in the O'Shea debacle.