Walter Macken The Flight of the Doves

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The Flight of the Doves

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A twelve-year-old English boy and his seven-year-old sister run away from their abusive stepfather and set out to reach their grandmother in western Ireland, despite the publicity about their flight and a police search for them.

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From the author of Island of the Great Yellow Ox comes a classic Irish children's book.

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Walter Macken was born in Galway in 1915. He was a writer of short stories, novels and plays. Originally an actor, principally with the Taibhdhearc in Galway, and The Abbey Theatre, he played lead roles on Broadway in M. J. Molloy's The King of Friday's Men and his own play Home Is the Hero. He also acted in films, notably in Arthur Dreifuss' adaptation of Brendan Behan's The Quare Fellow. He is perhaps best known for his trilogy of Irish historical novels Seek the Fair Land, The Silent People and The Scorching Wind. He passed away in 1967.

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