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The Red and the Green by Iris Murdoch
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Mar 14, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: library, spring-challenge-09, ireland
Read in March, 2009

This was such a very interesting book. A fiction story mixed with important history that took place in Dublin in 1916. You get a good view of dublin, Ireland and England in that time and how people thought about the english being in Ireland. Even more interesting to read now that you know how the future of then, is now.

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03/02/2009 page 17
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message 1: by Fiona (new)

Fiona What's this like? I've been umming about Iris Murdoch... she sounds a little boring to be honest. I poked through the sea the sea the sea and almost fell asleep but you seem to be getting through this okay.

Jeane It is years that I want to read sonmething by her. She is rather famous in Belgium. The lasy at the bus also sad she foinds her books heavy but hasn't read this one. S I don't know if i jsut took an easier one or if I like her books. It is also interesting ebcause it is mainly set in Dublin, in 1916 when the world is busy about WWI and the story starts about about the 1916 rising in Dublin. So you get a normal story but with lots of history and the characters and history feel very lively to me. I also like to read names of places that I know because for isntance the bus I take daily goes towards that place or it is where I work...buildings in the centre, ...

message 3: by Fiona (new)

Fiona The plot sounds a lot better then the sea, the sea, the sea.

Have you seen the film Iris, about the author?

Jeane no I haven't.

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