"An engrossing and highly readable account of the sweep of Irish history." (Sunday Independent)
The bestselling history of Ireland, now in paperback - with a new afterword covering the seismic events of 2011
About the Author
Neil Hegarty was born in Derry in 1970. He is the author of Dublin: A View from the Ground. His short fiction and essays have been published widely and his journalism has appeared in the Irish Times and Daily Telegraph. His radio play, The Story of Peggy Mountain, was shortlisted for RTE's P J O'Connor Award; and he has written radio documentaries on the Irish diaspora in Newfoundland and Argentina.
Fergal Keane OBE was born in London and educated in Ireland. He is one of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents, having worked for the corporation in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Asia and the Balkans and awarded a BAFTA. His books include All of the These People: A Memoir, Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey, and Letters to Daniel.