Dublin: Foundation

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Random House, Jan 11, 2011 - Fiction - 832 pages
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The epic novel from the bestselling author of Sarum, Russka, London and The Forest.

Edward Rutherfurd's great Irish epic reveals the story of the people of Ireland through the focal point of the island's capital city. The epic begins in pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and powerful High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From this stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a graphically realised journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a powerfully-imagined cast of characters - druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, merchants and mercenaries, noblewomen, rebels and cowards - we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

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Review: Dublin: Foundation (The Dublin Saga #1)

User Review  - Pauline - Goodreads

A very clever look at the history of Dublin over the years. The author creates characters emeshed in particular periods and in using imagery takes the reader into a good look at what life really was ... Read full review

Review: Dublin: Foundation (The Dublin Saga #1)

User Review  - Holstein - Goodreads

I recommend this book especially for travellers intending to visit Ireland. This is a captivating story that introduces the history, people and landscape of Ireland from before the time of St Patrick ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka and The Forest, all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford previously lived in London and New York City but has had a home in Dublin for more than twelve years. He has two children. Edward Rutherfurd is available for interview.

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