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On the Edge: Ireland’s off-shore islands: a modern history Hardcover – 4 Oct 2018

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (4 Oct. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781781256435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781256435
  • ASIN: 1781256438
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.6 x 24 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On the Edge is a superb book, painstakingly researched and brilliantly written. (Irish Examiner)

Ferriter skilfully poses big questions with the small stories of small places (Irish Times)

...packed with intriguing analysis and historical detail (Irish Independent)

This timely book is a good a place as any to start an important debate (Sunday Independent (Ireland))

Ferriter's unique book abut Ireland's offshore islands, is a treasure trove of new research on the economies, cultures, survival strategies, evacuations and extraordinary people who inhabited places held up to us as the cradle of Gaelic civilisation. (Catriona Crowe Irish Times 2018-12-01)

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The first ever really honest account of the reality of Ireland's offshore islands

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