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The Country of Our Dreams: a novel of Australia and Ireland
In 19th century Ireland - just one generation after the Great Famine had left a million dead and scattered the Irish across the globe - a new crop failure threatened the land and its people. This time round, a radical idea began to take hold: that famine was neither divine nor natural in origin but a political event, based on unequal power relations. From this, the globall ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Tablo Pty Ltd
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On the cover of this remarkable book – THE COUNTRY OF OUR DREAMS by Mary O’Connell – Stephanie Dowrick is quoted as saying “I loved it.” I totally endorse her statement as I too loved it. You don’t have to be Irish, you don’t have to be familiar with the Irish Land League, all you have to be is a reader who loves a great novel, which this is. Her writing is simply wonderful, the plot highly original and above all a true page turner. I highly recommend this fantastic book.
Two wonderful stories in one book. I thought I knew about Irish history however this book taught me so much I didn't know. The contemporary story running along side was funny, sad and delightful. I cared about all the characters both past and present. My daughter is currently reading and having an equally delicious time. I highly recommend this book. ...more
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