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Ireland's Misfortune: The Turbulent Life of Kitty O'Shea
A biography of Katie 'Kitty' O'Shea whose scandalous love affair with the Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell altered the course of Irish history.
Paperback, 608 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Atlantic Books
(first published January 1st 2008)
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Young, vibrant, intelligent and with a certain attraction about her, brought up surrounded by loving relatives Kitty O'Shea should have had it all which only serves to make her turbulent fall from grace seem yet more tragic. Elisabeth Kehoe vividly reinvents the life of one of British/Irish history's most controversial women. Reviled by the media of her day and with her reputation in tatters Kehoe sympathetically attempts to find the true Katherine that lies not within the Irish slurs earned as ...more