"There is no present or future - only the past, happening over and over again - now."
EUGENE O'NEILL - A Moon for the Misbegotten
This book is dedicated to my wife, Jill who is as much a part of these pages as the Irish people.
MAY 1885 I recall with utter clarity the first great shock of my life. A scream came from the cottage next door.
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Er is geen heden of toekomst - alleen het verleden, dat altijd opnieuw gebeurt - nu. (Eugene O'Neill: "A moon for the misbegotten")
When all of this was done, a republic eventually came to pass but the sorrows and the troubles have never left that tragic, lovely land. For you see, in Ireland there is no future, only the past happening over and over.
From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost -- a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice -- an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land . . . and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.
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Recounts the interrelationships, clashes, and concerns of the Irish-Catholic Larkins of Donegal, the aristocratic and British Hubbles, and the Scottish-Presbyterian MacLeods of Belfast from Ireland's 1840s famine to the 1916 Easter Rising.