The Hungry Road

Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland's best loved writers. __________ 'Compelling .

The Hungry Road

The Hungry Road

The No.1 bestselling novel of the Great Irish Famine from one of Ireland's most beloved writers Ireland's hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people. 1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan's dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive. Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of 'The Hunger' soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance. Fr John Fitzpatrick's faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears. Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland's best loved writers. __________ 'Compelling ... An essential book' Sunday Times 'Heartbreaking and powerful' Her.ie 'Gripping' Business Post 'Captivating' Sunday Independent 'Powerful ... illustrate[s] the enormity of the tragedy' Irish Independent

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The Hungry Road
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher: Random House

The No.1 bestselling novel of the Great Irish Famine from one of Ireland's most beloved writers Ireland's hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people. 1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan's dreams of a better future are shattered
The Hungry Road
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Geoffrey Uther Ellis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1930 - Publisher:

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The Magdalen
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-28 - Publisher: Random House

Esther Doyle is a young Irish girl growing up in a small fishing community in Connemara in the 1950s. Her life is a stable one, bound by the slow rhythms of farming life and the joy of looking after her handicapped sister Nonie. But her existence is horribly changed when
Fields of Home
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-16 - Publisher: The O'Brien Press

The final book in the famine trilogy For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it? Ireland is in turmoil, with evictions, burnings, secret meetings, fights over land.
Wildflower Girl
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: The O'Brien Press

The second book in the famine trilogy At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone across the Atlantic to America. Will she ever see her family again? An extraordinary story of courage, independence

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