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Yet these photographs, which cover the first century of Ireland in the era of photography, do more than tell the political story. They give a wider insight into a people, a landscape and a lost way of life. They capture the sheer hard labour of rural survival: cutting peat for fuel, gathering seaweed, fishing and tilling the soil - against the often harsh Irish landscape. They also show the grandeur, elegance and complacency of life in the Big House, home and symbol of the doomed Anglo-Irish elite.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500510971
ISBN-10: 0500510970
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 240mm x 29mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sean Sexton

Sean Sexton has been collecting historic photographs of Ireland for thirty years. His passion and experitise have made him a world leader in the field. Among his other books is The Plant Kingdoms of Charles Jones, also published by Thames & Hudson. Christine Kinealy is an Irish historian, whose first book This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52, was published to great controversy and acclaim.

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