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Description - Dublin by Edward Rutherfurd

The history of Dublin is that of the whole island of Ireland. est-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has lived in Dublin for the past decade; with the help of some of Ireland's leading historians, he has researched this epic and groundbreaking novel of the city. utherfurd managed to encapsulate the drama of Salisbury, Moscow, London and the New Forest in one volume in his previous best-sellers SARUM, RUSSKA, LONDON and THE FOREST. But such was the wealth of new material uncovered for this volume, Rutherfurd has taken the unprecedented step of splitting the hardback publication in two. he first of the two books, DUBLIN- FOUNDATION, will take us from prehistory, the High Kings of Tara, the Viking invasion, the machinations of Henry II and the greed of Henry VIII to the burning of the saint's relics in front of Christchurch cathedral in 1538. At the end of this majestically sweeping narrative Rutherfurd effectively closes the story of the 'Irish' Irish- the descendants of Fingall and Cuchulainn, the princes and Kings of Tara of Brian Boru and the spiritual descendants of Patrick himself. he second novel, DUBLIN- ASCENDANCY taking the story of Dublin from the 16th Century will a

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099279082
ISBN-10: 0099279088
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 35mm)
Pages: 832
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka and The Forest, all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford previously lived in London and New York City but has had a home in Dublin for more than twelve years. He has two children. Edward Rutherfurd is available for interview.

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