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Soldier's Farewell

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Publisher Comments:

WWI is over, but the battle continues in Ireland in the conclusion of Alan Monaghan's trilogy set during the Irish Civil War in Dublin, 1921.

The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother. Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems—a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. This is a story about two brothers, played out against the political and military upheavals that racked Ireland in the 1920s. The Anglo-Irish Treaty brings the war with the British to a close, but a new war is emerging and Stephen finds himself once more called upon as a soldier. Assassinations and guerrilla warfare are the backdrop to the call to arms, as both sides attempt to force a new ord

Synopsis:

World War I is over, but the battle continues in Ireland in the conclusion of this brother-against-brother trilogy set during the Irish Civil War

Dublin, 1921. The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother . . . Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent as part of the Irish delegation to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the Treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems—a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, and even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. When his fiancée Lillian is threatened by a man who is violent, ruthless, and has a grudge against him, matters become not only urgent but also personal.

About the Author

Alan Monaghan won the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and was shortlisted in the Irish Book Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230740914
Publisher:
Pan MacMillan
Subject:
Historical
Author:
Monaghan, Alan
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Soldier's Song Trilogy
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Young Adult » General

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"Synopsis" by , World War I is over, but the battle continues in Ireland in the conclusion of this brother-against-brother trilogy set during the Irish Civil War

Dublin, 1921. The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother . . . Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent as part of the Irish delegation to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the Treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems—a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, and even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. When his fiancée Lillian is threatened by a man who is violent, ruthless, and has a grudge against him, matters become not only urgent but also personal.

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