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  • Posted February 17, 2009

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    Another good book from Frank Delaney

    I can¿t get through his books in one or two sittings because the content is rich and full of history. He must love his native Ireland very much because he takes the reader on a journey around the island similar to that in his other book Ireland. It makes it very hard for me to know where to start should I ever make at trip there! However the journey in this book is very different because it shows the effect of war on soldiers and the people. It is outside the usual for me to read because of this aspect. The main character is trying to find his ancestral roots and I related to this, since I too would like to know more about my family tree. It¿s not quite the easiest thing to do and we see his frustrations along the way. Delaney also gives us a peak into the world of priests and their political machinations, this is another aspect of the book of which I don¿t have much reading lore. It may be a commentary on his own thoughts for the men who take up the robe to God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Beautifully expressive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Highly recommended-check it out!

    This is a very introspective, yet engaging book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Possibly because of my maternal Irish heritage, I had no trouble getting into the book, especially as I have read two of his other books, and plan to get more. I would recommend this book for book club discussions, particularly regarding what happened at the end.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

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    A real page-turner!

    Having previously read Frank Delaney's Ireland, I was anxious to follow up with Shannon. I enjoy his style of writing, ability to mix Irish history with fiction and his creation of compelling characters and plot. I was not disappointed. I am currently reading another of his books - Tipperary.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Imaginary Ireland

    This is an entertaining story but one has to suspend belief quite a bit. Also, Ireland in the 1920's would not be a good place for someone who fought in WW1 instead of the War of Independence.

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