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Neil Hegarty

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Derry, Northern Ireland
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NEIL HEGARTY's books include:

FROST: THAT WAS THE LIFE THAT WAS, the definitive biography of Sir David Frost;
THE SECRET HISTORT OF OUR STREETS, which accompanies a major BBC season of programming on London;
the best-selling STORY OF IRELAND, written to accompany the BBC-RTE television history of the same name; and
DUBLIN: A VIEW FROM THE GROUND, a cultural history of the Irish capital over a thousand years.

Neil's novel INCH LEVELS is forthcoming in 2016.

Neil lives in Dublin.

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The Story of Ireland: A His...

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Dublin: A View from the Ground

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“A vast charitable effort swung into action in order to head off widespread famine: a lecture tour of the United States undertaken by Parnell early in 1880 ensured publicity for the plight of Ireland and generated substantial relief funds; the US government dispatched a supply ship, which docked at Queenstown in the spring of 1880; and ships of the Royal Navy landed relief supplies along the west coast. Significantly,”
Neil Hegarty, The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

“the new league, however, this structure was promising: it was a constitutional carapace that sheltered”
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“consciousness. Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton (1848) and North and South (1855), Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley (1849), George Eliot’s Silas Marner (1861) and many other such literary portrayals appeared in these years to testify to this growing attention. A novel might have been written about the travails of Davitt’s life too. As a child he was employed in the cotton industry, working in the local mills that resounded to the din of vast and deafening spinning machines that regularly nipped off workers’ limbs and scalps; in 1857, Davitt himself lost an arm to one of these machines and was dismissed from the works without compensation. In his teens, he managed to acquire an education”
Neil Hegarty, The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

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