Barney's actions, while trying to help his country and build a better life for his children, actually place his wife, family and community at risk. Politics and family life are intertwined in this saga of a young girl's life and struggles not only to survive, but to escape her personal prison, and the country she learns to resent.
Based on a true story, Maggie's Story: Escape from Ireland, portrays Maggie's hard work and yearnings for a decent future. She attempts to impress those around her, and let them know of her goals and aspirations for a better, more fulfilling life. Does she escape? Or does her father's patriotism commit Maggie to a life of obligation and service?
In the lilting Irish voices of her endearing characters, Margaret Fernandez - Williams, author and daughter of the main character, weaves the politics, culture and people of 20th century Ireland into a moving family tale of love, sacrifice and survival.
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About the Author
Margaret spent some years as an actress in Repertory in UK, and following marriage and four children, she took up writing, whilst living in Venezuela and on return to Canada. Writing, theatre, and classical music are her passions.
Margaret is currently working on the second book of the series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anyone with Irish ancestory would enjoy this novel. How children were identured servants in the early 20th century and the politics of the fight for independence from Britain.