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Recommended historical fiction books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Ireland for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

1.

The Colony by Audrey Magee EN

Rating: 4.4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
2022 Booker Longlisted.
Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic experience.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer. Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the other by capturing its speech, the language he hopes to preserve.
But the people who live on this rock - three miles long and half-a-mile wide - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken and what is given in return. Soft summer days pass, and the islanders are forced to question what they val... continue
Recommended: 12 Sep 2022

2.

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne EN

Rating: 4.5     71 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and ... continue
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

3.
The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars : A Novel by Emma Donoghue EN

Rating: 4     41 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the great flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders--Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie S... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022


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