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Dublin :  Foundation - Edward Rutherfurd


Published: July 2005
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Also published as "The Princes of Ireland"

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Dublin: a city founded as much on folklore and mythology as on stone; a meeting point of pagan tradition and Christian belief; a city which grew from a small Celtic village to a bustling urban settlement under the Vikings and became, even before the Plantagenet kings arrived in the twelfth century, effectively the capital city of the Island. Edward Rutherfurd, the bestselling author who brought the city of London to life, returns with this magnificent novel that spans centuries from the Celtic warlords and pagan gods who were 'glossed' into historical persons by the increasingly Christian-orientated Celtic tradition, to the potato famine, and finally to Irish independence in the twentieth century. Told in Rutherfurd's unique voice, this compelling novel entwines fact and fiction to create a faithful portrait of Dublin's fascinating past and vibrant present.


early Irish history


Another great book from Edward Rutherfurd. Anyone interested in early history would enjoy this book.

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"Expertly researched, full, undemanding and highly readable account of a place he has grown to know well" -- Maeve Binchy * Ireland on Sunday *
"The author writes with a charm and an authority that comes from considerable research this is a really handsome book" * Irish Independent *
"The author bounds excitedly through Irish history, interweaving narrative with historical encounters. . . Rutherfurd keeps racing through the pages" * Daily Express *
"Sublime talent. . . this is history with a human face and a fanciful soul" * Good Book Guide *

Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd was born in England, in the cathedral city of Salisbury. Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983, and returned to his childhood home to write SARUM, a historical novel with a ten-thousand year story, set in the area around the ancient monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury.

Four years later, when SARUM was published, it became an instant international bestseller, remaining 23 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Since then he has written five more bestsellers: RUSSKA, a novel of Russia; LONDON; THE FOREST, set in England's New Forest which lies close by Sarum, and two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century.

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ISBN: 9780099279082
ISBN-10: 0099279088
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 832
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.0 x 17.8  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1