In February 1925, Ellen Morris, a young city girl, steps down from a bus on a remote road in answer to an advertisement for a post as schoolteacher. Within minutes she encounters the two men who will alter her life - Thomas Krane and a shadowy cottage-dweller.
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'A conjuror with words ... fascinating.' Nanette Newman, Sunday Express. 'Reads like a blockbuster with a mesage. Delaney's images are powerful.' Times Literary Supplement. 'A cleverly plotted epic ... keeps the reader hanging on until the very last page for the final twist.' Irish Post. 'The suspense is artfully maintained.' Sunday TimesFrom the Back Cover:
1925, a few short years only after the civil war that had torn Ireland apart and Ellen Morris, well educated and beautiful, comes to teach at the small village school in Deanstown where every soul had gone against the Treaty that had split the country in two. The village had its own codes, its fixed beliefs and Ellen soon found herself at odds with both. She also found herself in love, with Thomas Kane, a hero of The Troubles and the head of the two-teacher school…
Frank Delaney writes an epic of his homeland, charged with both love and frustration, that grips the listener as only the tale of a true storyteller can.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2239094