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The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2) The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
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“So does nobody care about Ireland?"
"Nobody. Neither King Louis, nor King Billie, nor King James." He nodded thoughtfully. "The fate of Ireland will be decided by men not a single one of whom gives a damn about her. That is her tragedy.”
Edward Rutherfurd, The Rebels of Ireland
“True the greater part of the Irish people was close to starvation. The numbers of weakened people dying from disease were rising. So few potatoes had been planted that, even if they escaped bight, they would not be enough to feed the poor folk who relied upon them. More and more of those small tenants and cottagers, besides, were being forced off the land and into a condition of helpless destitution. Ireland, that is to say, was a country utterly prostrated.
Yet the Famine came to an end. And how was this wonderful thing accomplished? Why, in the simplest way imaginable. The famine was legislated out of existence. It had to be. The Whigs were facing a General Election.”
Edward Rutherfurd, The Rebels of Ireland
“For the increase in the number of my Brennan cousins," Conall remarked dryly, "we must thank the potato.”
Edward Rutherfurd, The Rebels of Ireland