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The Secret of Kit Cavenaugh: A Remarkable Irishwoman and Soldier

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Christian – ‘Kit’ – Cavenaugh, born in 1667 in Dublin, grew up on a Leixlip farm. A dragoon in the Marlborough Wars, Kit led an adventurous life, courting women, fighting duels and arguing a paternity suit before the truth became known: Kit was a woman. After her husband and father of her three children, Richard Welsh, was press-ganged into the English army to fight in the ...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by Collins Press (first published October 15th 2013)
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A review copy was provided by Killeen PR in return for an honest review

The secret of Kit Cavenaugh is told through kits actual accounts, excerpts and little added flare/dramatisation from the author.

Kit is our very own Irish Mulan! She is deeply in love with her husband Richard and is devestated to learn that he has been tricked into enlisting in the army and is now half way across the world on a ship destined for a strange, war torn land. Young men were bribed in whatever way possible if it
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My second time reading this after a friend got me my own copy. What an absolute cracker of a tale!
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A cross-dressing Irishwoman goes to war to search for her press-ganged husband. I love these little nuggets of history.
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