By Laurence Power
The ardour that energy feels for his topic is obvious. His sort is unobtrusive, his learn vast and thorough... Irish Examiner
After a boyhood of tragedy and need, lifestyles starts to appear brighter for Seán O’Brien as he enters manhood. As a skilled musician, the doorways of the wealthy are thrown open to him, and his preliminary luck permits him to dare dream of saving his relatives from grinding poverty. In a convulsion of historical past, notwithstanding, his dream is to be challenged because the potato crop in eire succumbs to illness and millions face a lingering demise by means of hunger. Set in Skibbereen and The Mizen, it is a gripping and relocating tale of Ireland’s ‘Great Hunger’, while the one get away from famine for many landless households was once flight to England or the US. Many deserted their humble houses to get to harbours and quays in a bid to escape, yet for numerous millions their flight resulted in unmarked graves alongside the way in which. Years of unremitting tragedy to alter the rustic without end, yet 365 days stood except the others, 1847. It entered the background books as Black ’47.
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Black '47 by Laurence Power