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Ireland: A Novel Paperback – February 5, 2008
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“History, legend, memory and myth come seamlessly together in Frank Delaney’s wonderfully engaging new novel, Ireland.” (Washington Post)
“An epic novel of history and storytelling.” (U.S. News & World Report)
“Delaney gracefully collects essential myths—and invents a few, too—in his heartfelt ode to the oral tradition.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Dramatic, adventurous, heroic, romantic, slyly comic ... imaginatively [tells] the history of Ireland.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
“In the end, IRELAND is, as the Irish themselves are fond of saying about everything from cabbage to castles, brilliant.” (San Antonio Express-News)
“Miraculous ... As befits its title, IRELAND touches the heart and moves the soul.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“Extraordinary … Delaney is such a fabulous storyteller that the 560 pages fly by.” (Connecticut Post)
“Delaney has written an epic novel on the history of Ireland....He’s a born storyteller.” (Hartford Courant)
“A sprawling, riveting read ... the stories utterly captivate ...in this rich and satisfying book.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A vivid rendering of Irish history.. reminiscent of the best of James Michener in scope and sheer crowd-pleasing potential.” (Kirkus Reviews)
About the Author
Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland. A career in broadcasting earned him fame across the United Kingdom. A judge for the Booker Prize, several of his nonfiction books were bestsellers in the UK, and he writes frequently for American and British publications. He now lives with his wife, Diane Meier, in New York and Connecticut. Ireland is his first novel to be published in the United States.
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