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Bankrupt aristocrat Meredith is emigrating, pursued by the hatred of his tenants and the memory of his mad-hero father. His children's nurse, Mary, has memories of lost love to torment her, as well as of the husband and child who died of hunger. And the ballad singer Mulvey has both his monstrous past and the certain promise that he will be tortured to death by the Liable Men should he not kill Meredith. This is a kaleidoscopic novel, whose events are seen in many idioms, from many points of view--it is a rich novel that knows that there are limits to the sense that can be made of history. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Brilliant book! Could not put this down. Jo OConnor is a favourite author.Published 9 days ago by hilary
I have read and re read this book so ordered it as a gift for my friend.Published 25 days ago by lynne morris
Absolutely fantastic book, the story is engrossing right to the end.
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Last read 12 years ago, whilst presumably I enjoyed it enough at the time to give it shelf space, alas this time it is destined for a charity shop. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tracy Terry
the best book i have ever read. It is a book full of such wonderful characters and delicious language. awesome read!Published 3 months ago by Zena M.
started reading for my local book club. Horrified as really hard going. Still only about a third of the way through. Have spoken to another book club member who agreed with me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by anne
A must read for anyone interested in the complex relationship between Britain and Ireland in the 19th century told through the stories of those on board an immigrant ship en route... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thomas Lavery