an uncomplicated biography of the eminence grise of the Rising
(Sunday Business Post)
brilliantly sheds light on Clarke’s evolution from having spent 15 years in jail to signing his own death warrant
Helen Litton’s well-researched account places this quiet, strong-willed man in the forefront where he belongs
a fitting record of a single-minded patriot
(The Irish Catholic)
About the Author
Born in Dublin, Helen Litton is the editor of Kathleen Clarke’s memoir, Revolutionary Woman, and the author of 6 illustrated history books. She is married with two children. Edward Daly was Helen’s great uncle; she has also written his biography for the 16 Lives series.