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Jennifer Johnston is recognised to be one of Ireland's finest writers. This collected edition brings together three of her best-loved novels, THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS, THE RAILWAY STATION MAN and FOOL'S SANCTUARY for the first time, in a special gift edition to bring her to a new audience, together with a full introduction from novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry (au ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Tinder Press
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Caitlin
Feb 13, 2014 Caitlin rated it liked it
I read The Railway Station Man for an Contemporary Irish Literature course at university. In short, Johnston's prose is simply beautiful. It reads more like poetry than traditional prose. As for the plot and themes? Poignant and moving.
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Mar 12, 2010 Maria rated it it was amazing
I adore Jennifer Johnston. She is my favourite writer of all time. I think I have read all her works, I'm trying to get the entire collection in hardback.
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I have read "Fool's Sanctuary" and "The Old Jest" by Jennifer Johnston. I would recommend reading "The Old Jest" first...
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Jennifer Johnston is an Irish novelist and playwright.
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