Out Of Ireland

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Author(s): Christopher Koch
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00769991
Released: Oct 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743098431
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

The brilliant companion volume to HIGHWAYS TO A WAR. This masterful novel tells the story of a man who suffers exile through fighting for the future of his people. A leader of the Young Ireland rebellion of 1848, Robert Devereaux is an Irish gentleman who is prepared to hazard a life of privilege in the fight for his country's freedom. transported to Van Diemen's land as a political prisoner, he enters a life that greatly changes him, falling in love with a young Irish convict woman. through Kathleen O'Rahilly he comes to know the people he's long romanticised; but his cause, and the life he has lost, will not let him go.'these novels (Out Of Ireland and Highways to A War) will surely become Australian classics.' - the Australian's Review of Books'Koch is both painter and poet - an acute observer of detail with a language so distilled in its purity as to create the illusion that the reader is also the observer.' Sydney Morning Herald'that it succeeds so well is mainly because Koch is able to capture that voice - grave, measured, beautifully lucid - so well. An impressive and formidable achievement.' Melbourne Age'When you have read Out Of Ireland and set it aside you will have joined a circle of friends who lived and loved and struggled 150 years ago, and you will wonder how long it will be again before you will be able to pick up and read as great and compelling a book again. I warmly comment Out Of Ireland to you all.' Richard O'Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia

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