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Description - Winnie and George by Allison Murphy

Winnie and George tells the true and previously untold story of two individuals who lived remarkable lives, both before and after they crossed paths. Enhanced with dramatised dialogue, it is a powerful lesson in how love, once discovered, can be greater than the sum of all our divisions. Maria Winifred Carney, known to her friends as `Winnie', and George McBride came from different backgrounds and lived opposing lives. She was a Roman Catholic. He belonged to the Church of Ireland. She was a republican. He was a unionist. She was a member of Cumann na mBan. He had been in the Young Citizen Volunteers loyalist group. She became James Connolly's secretary and carried a Webley gun in the GPO during the Easter Rising. He fought for the British Army at the Somme during the Great War. Both shared a passion for fairness and the rights of the working class. Despite living in a Belfast rife with sectarian tension and opposition from both their families a very unlikely yet successful marriage occurred.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781174708
ISBN-10: 1781174709
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: The Mercier Press Ltd
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2017
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Author Biography - Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy, an award winning Belfast teacher, was introduced to George's story by her mother-in-law, who nursed him in his last days. She encouraged her to research the background and tell his story. Allison took on the challenge and has set the story of these two remarkable characters in the context of their time, tracing them through letters and documents and imagining conversations that would have happened. Allison, author of 'Titanic Times' (1997) and 'When Dublin was the capital' (2000), lives in Portaferry, Co.Down, with her family