1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion
Ned Halloran has lost both his parents--and almost his own life--to the sinking of the Titanic . Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland in Ireland and enrolls at Saint Enda's school in Dublin. Saint Enda's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes totally involved with the growing revolution...and the sacrifices it will demand.
Through Ned's eyes, 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the backdrop of World War I. It is the story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire to realize an impossible dream.
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Review: 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion (Irish Century Novels #1)User Review - Michelle - Goodreads
The best kind of historical fiction -- stuffed with facts and names and dates so you feel like you were there, with protagonists who get you close to the big historic events. My visit to Dublin was much more fun for having read these books. Read full review
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I suppose im biased because i am related to Donal Cam O'Sullivan but even so i found this book to be an excellent read with a wonderful plot. Read full review