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Tipperary: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    Wonderful storytelling!

    Frank Delaney consistently tells great stories, and this book is no exception. The book has two narrators, whose text is interwoven throughout the book. One narrator is a historian who has located the manuscript of the (now-deceased) second narrator. It tells the story of Ireland leading up to and during the fight for independence, but not as a history. Instead those events are the context for the bigger story, a story about the restoration of a grand estate and a long unrequited love affair. Very hard to put down!

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

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    As a huge fan of Delaney's Ireland, I had to keep going and read

    As a huge fan of Delaney's Ireland, I had to keep going and read Tipperary. I love historical fiction that goes well beyond general facts of a time and place and gives me better insight and further knowledge. Tipperary does just that. It's an amazing story of a man and his homeland, the struggles of his nation as well of his personal life, that highlights historical people and events and pushes underneath to shed light on Ireland's underbelly. I also enjoyed the unique style of the novel, the shifting narrators, the letters that read as though they could be actual letters from the time. There were times the pacing dragged and times I didn't enjoy the main character a great deal because of his choices, but he was real and he told the story in a way a different character would be unable.

    I'd like to be able to give this 4 1/2 stars because 4 isn't quite high enough, and yet it doesn't quite compare with Ireland. I will be reading more of Delaney's fiction in the very near future.

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