Friday, February 27, 2015

The End of the Hunt

The third in Thomas Flanagan's Irish history trilogy is The End of the Hunt.  (For those of you who might not have realized, yes these three in the set are historical fiction).  This volume takes place in 1919 when Britain was dead set on putting down all thoughts of Irish independence.  Janice Nugent, a widow who just wants to return to a normal life in Galway, finds that she cannot escape the ideals of her countrymen and the struggle for freedom from British rule.  It is a love story, deeply entrenched in the Irish history of that era, and a fascinating read.  I hope you will give this trilogy a second look.    Let me know if you decide to read them!





For an article about Flanagan's death in 2002:  http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/29/us/thomas-flanagan-78-author-of-trilogy-about-ireland.html



5 comments:

  1. You may have captured me with your description of this book of the trilogy, Marie. I hope I can find a spot of add it to my reading list.

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  2. Oh...too many good books to read, too little time.

    Thanks for sharing though. :)

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  3. The passion of the Irish and a burning love of freedom does not easily die...sounds like a good one.

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  4. This sounds like a great trilogy - perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

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  5. Thank you, ladies for the comments! I hadn't thought of St. Paddy's Day...that's a great idea (only it would probably take from St. Paddy's Day to the Fourth of July to read all three! :-)

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