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The Diary of Mary Travers: A Novel

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It is April 1895 and Oscar Wilde is on trial in London at the Old Bailey, following his libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, and faces ruin, public disgrace and imprisonment. In County Cork, a woman called Mary Travers is following the Wilde Trials in the newspapers, increasingly troubled by the growing public outcry. Mary Travers has her own secret, her hidden ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 26th 2014
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Feb 03, 2016 C Eee rated it it was amazing
I read this book of Eibhear's after reading in no planned manner, Molly Keane's 'Good Behaviour'. The Anglo-Irishness wasn't of special interest to me before reading Molly Keane, but the connection with Waterford was. There were similarities, though the eras were different, between both stories. It gave me insight into how another strata lived within the context of Ireland.

I loved that Eibhear's story was based on true events, and am inspired to follow up these. Having read 'Cissie's Abbatoir'
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