Walking the Road: A Play in One Act

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New Island, Jan 1, 2007 - 72 pages
Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge lost his life in Flanders Fields, 1917, while serving with the British army in WWI. One of Ireland's finest poets, Ledwidge left the familiarity of his Co. Meath home and loved ones and joined the British army to follow the fate of so many other young men of that doomed generation.Hovering in the hazy half-light of memories and regrets and marking the 90th anniversary of the 3rd Battle of Ypres in 1917, this beautiful new play by Dermot Bolger follows Francis Ledwidge's final journey as he finds himself 'walking the road' alongside all of those who had touched his life. But where is Francis walking to? And will any of them ever see home?

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Dermont Bolger is the author of six novels, including The Journey Home, and is the editor of The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction.

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