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Ireland's Pirate Queen by Anne Chambers
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Feb 12, 09

bookshelves: history-historical-fiction, ireland, non-fiction
Read in February, 2009

Short book and a relatively easy read. I say relatively because there is some Gaelic in it that can be hard to navigate if you're unfamiliar with the language (like myself).

Overall, I wasn't wholly impressed. The author starts with setting the scene, which is fine, but she doesn't really get to the subject of her book until about the third chapter or so. One of the other things I noticed was the author's tendency to get ahead of herself - it was almost as if it was too difficult to stick to a linear timeline.

For almost the same information, but a little more entertainment value (probably at the expense of historical accuracy), I'd recommend "The Wild Irish" instead of this.
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Julie Thanks for the recommendation of "The Wild Irish." As I read "Ireland's Pirate Queen," I realized I wanted to read more about this period in history but didn't know where to start.

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