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Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has lived in Ireland for the past decade; with the help of some of Ireland's leading historians, he has researched this epic and groundbreaking novel of the country. He 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. Following the critically acclaimed success of Dublin, this riveting sequel takes the story of Ireland from the 17th century onwards. Ireland: Awakenings picks up where the former left off - at the Reformation, and with it, the devastating arrival of Oliver Cromwell.Cromwell heralds the inauguration of two hundred years of Protestant dominance, throughout which many of the Irish people were impoverished and dispossessed.Dublin is made a Protestant capital, and Catholics become an underclass. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Irish political history, the novel revisits family dynasties such as the Walshes and the Doyles, whose epic voyages through the centuries continue right the way up to the twentieth century's Easter Rising and Independence, passing through turbulent milestones such as The Year of the French and The Independence Movement of Parnell along the way. But literature does not entirely give way to history; the encroaching of the Celtic Dawn and the timeless worlds of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce are also paid rich tribute to, and bring this powerful saga to its conclusion.
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The Rebels of Ireland | Edward Rutherfurd
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This long ebook on sale today. Potential #readingeurope2020 #ireland

GingerAntics This book has been on my radar for a while. I‘ve never been quite sure of it. I‘m always not so sure because of the whole historical fiction thing. 2w
Crazeedi I've had this on my tbr too, need to read!! I think there might be more than one if I'm remembering correctly??? 2w
Texreader @Crazeedi Yes it seems so. I think it said this is the second book. This author is crazy prolific! 2w
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EadieB
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Day 21 - #Ireland #LetsTravel

Here are a few places in Ireland I would love to visit.
1. A festival and the beach.
2. The Giant‘s Causeway.
3. Dursey Island of the coast of County Cork.
4. Belfast castle.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to go there someday!! 6mo
catherine2 I‘ve been to Giant‘s Causeway and Belfast Castle! Next trip I need to go further south. There is so much to see there!! 6mo
Lucy_Anywhere The Giant's Causeway is very cool. I also recommend the Titanic Museum in Belfast 6mo
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EadieB @catherine2 @Lucy_Anywhere We are going to North and South so we will see other places just had to find pictures that would fit in the frame here. lol We are probably going for 3 weeks all through England, Wales and Scotland too now that my husband retired and we have the time. 6mo
kellock I'm probably biased but Scotland is the best! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful! I‘d love to visit Ireland too! 🇮🇪💚 6mo
Freespirit I can see the Cliffs of Mohr which is amazing☘️💚 6mo
EadieB @kellock I can't wait to visit Scotland! 6mo
Andrew65 Enjoyed this book and I want to visit The Giant‘s Causeway. 6mo
Andrew65 @kellock I love Scotland! 😍 6mo
kellock @EadieB hopefully you're coming up to the highlands. We have the best scenery. 6mo
EadieB @kellock Of course! Wouldn't miss it! 6mo
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Andrew65
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Yes, finally finished this monster at 944 Pages. Read a quarter of it last year before recalled to the library and started all over again this year. Another enjoyable read, and really enjoyed the section on The Irish Potato Famine and the second half of the book. A bit too political and religiony (new word 😂) in places. Felt a bit abrupt ending to the book, just after the Irish Rising and really wanted to know what happened since then!

C.Perone I like your new word 'religiony' 🤩 12mo
Andrew65 @C.Perone 😂 I‘m good at making up new words, sometimes when I don‘t mean to. 🙄 12mo
Melissa_J I love making up words 😊 Glad you enjoyed it. I‘ll get to this one of these days. 12mo
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C.Perone Happy accident words are usually the best ones; I'll be sure to give you credit when I use it 😁 12mo
Andrew65 @Melissa_J It‘s taken me a long time since that Shelfari Group Read! I need to get to some more of his books, and get back to some Michener books. 12mo
Andrew65 @C.Perone 😂 Before long everyone will be using it! 12mo
Crazeedi Love your new word , I'm definitely putting this on my tbr, after I read 12mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks 😂, there is also Dublin (also published as The Princes of Ireland) which tells the story of Dublin up till Timor tines. If anything I enjoyed that more. 12mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Hope you‘ve had a better weekend. 😊 (edited) 12mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I may have read book you mentioned, not sure, will check and read first. And thank you for your concern. My daughter is very sick, and I'm preparing to get hip replaced next Monday so I'm trying to just manage and stay as calm as I can. It messes with my concentration reading. I'm sure things will be well 12mo
Crazeedi BTW a word I mad up- incredilized!😊 12mo
Crazeedi Are these books also called the princes of Ireland and the rebels of Ireland 12mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Yes they are the same books, I do wish they wouldn‘t give books different titles! 12mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Stay strong. 👍 Sending positive thoughts, you will soon be the other side of this. 😊 Hope your daughter is better soon. (edited) 12mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 ok just checking on titles, and thank you for your kind words and thoughts 12mo
Freespirit I love Edward Rutherford‘s books😊Will look out for this one 12mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Nice! 12mo
Andrew65 @Freespirit @EadieB Take me a long time to get to this book and finish it, now need to get to Rutherfurd‘s other books - some of which I own. 12mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Did you like his writing? 12mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes they are well written and enjoyable books. 12mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I have a couple of his books! I‘ll have to check him out! (edited) 12mo
Andrew65 @EadieB They are big books, allow yourself plenty of time! 12mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I think I have New York, London and Prince of Ireland. 12mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I have NewYork too, The Forest, Paris and Sarum. I‘ve read both the Ireland books now. I also have access to London through a library ebook. (edited) 12mo
JaclynW I've wanted to read this author. I have the New York and London books but the size is intimidating! Ha! So I procrastinate! I had no idea that there was a Dublin/Ireland book! You know how I feel about that place, I'm slightly in love/obsessed. 😉😄😊 Since my time living in Dublin (almost 20 years ago now), I'm always trying to find a way to go back. 🍀🍀🍀 12mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW There are the two books. One covering up to the Tudor period and this one from that period. I know what you mean about the size of his books being intimidating! I intend touring Ireland when I retire. 😊 12mo
JaclynW @Andrew65 I'm for sure putting the two books on my list. I may have to wait until my kids are out of the house to read them. I'm going to need a lot of uninterrupted time. Ha! I hope you do make it to Ireland. I love the place and the people - both as lovely as can be. ❤ 12mo
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Andrew65
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Spent most of today trying to finish this #chunkster, but also been reading Echoes by Maeve Binchy another Chunksters. Put these books together and come to an impressive 1696 Pages! Hope to finish Ireland Awakening today.
So far for the #WinterStormReadathon I have clocked up 7 hours 34 minutes.

MrBook Wow!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
BookBabe Wow, you‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @MrBook @BookBabe Thanks. 😊 12mo
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Andrew65
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Starting my first #Chunkster of the year. This one has 944 pages. I did start it last year but lost motivation a quarter of the way through hopefully I‘ll have the #motivation to finish it this year. #ANewChapter

Melissa_J Good luck! 13mo
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Thanks, was enjoying it last year just wasn‘t in the right frame of mind, (edited) 13mo
brilliantglow I love Edward Rutherfurd. I have several of his books, including this series. Quite delightful. 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! You can do it!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 13mo
vkois88 You got this. And kudos to you. My jaw dropped when I read how many pages 😂😂 13mo
Andrew65 @vkois88 And there is an awful lot of text on each page! According to the app I use this will take me about 19 hours of reading time! Thanks 😊 13mo
Andrew65 @brilliantglow He does write very good books and due to the saga nature‘s they end up being very long. 13mo
brilliantglow Yes they do. I tend to read some short stories or an essay collection at the same time as a big book like this. I find it kind of helps to break it up so I don't feel like I'm reading forever without making much progress. 13mo
Andrew65 @brilliantglow I tend to intersperse them too for the same reason. 13mo
vkois88 😮😮😮 that's a lot lol 13mo
Andrew65 @vkois88 I must stop choosing these Chunksters, got two on the go at the same time at the moment. 12mo
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goodbyefrancie
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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A couple of flight hiccups, but we've had a wonderful vacation in Ireland. No time for reading while we were there, but definitely enough time in airports and planes. #delayssuck #missedconnection #WeLoveIreland #somanypictures

ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful pics!!💚 2y
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LoverofLit
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Some days, when it's beautiful out, I love working in the city 💚 #ireland #magicalmarch #westportkc
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! ☘️💚 2y
vkois88 😍😍😍 2y
readinginthedark Hey cool, I think I‘ve been there! Is it near a Starbucks? 2y
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LoverofLit @readinginthedark It is not but it's connected to a walk up pizza window that sells it by the slice 🍕 Best drunken pizza ever. I had it on my 21st birthday! 2y
tpixie Kelly‘s is still open! 2y
LoverofLit It is! @tpixie and still delicious! 2y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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MommyOfTwo
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♠️♣️♥️ 2y
vkois88 Beautiful and fun! 2y
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JazzFeathers
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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A friend book bloggers organised a month of Irish craziness in March. Lots of reviews about lrish books and author... and lots more.

Check her out here https://746books.com/2018/02/16/announcing-reading-ireland-month-2018/

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Andrew65
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Week 5/52 2018
4 Books Finished, 2060 Pages
4 Currently Reading : Ireland :Awakening 246/ 944 #YearoftheChunkster, The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection 36/261, Enchantress 37/624 #LitsyAtoZ #Yearofthechunkster #MountTBRChallenge #A Gentleman in Moscow 135/480 #BOTMBuddyRead
#LitsyAtoZ 2 (5/26)
#MountTBRChallenge 2 (4/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 2 (6/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 1 (3/20)
#SeriesCompleted 0 (0/15)
#LitsyPassport 0 (0/10)

230 Pages more.

CrowCAH Way to go! 🎉👏🏻📚 2y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Thanks 👍 2y
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Andrew65
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Not time to finish another book in 2017 so launching my year of big books in 2018 by starting to read Ireland : Awakening, all 944 Pages Of it! This is the second half of his Irish / Dublin Saga, having read the first half many years ago on Shelfari as part of a Group Read along with @Melissa_J and other friends from the Shelfari days. Much missed! However does now feel like a life time ago!

Melissa_J I know! It feels like forever ago when we were all happily going along on Shelfari. I miss it. Goodreads just isn‘t the same 😢 I‘m so glad you are on here though! 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J For sone reason I just can‘t get away with Goodreads, admittedly some of it may be the principle as Amazon used Goodreads to eat up Shelfari. Do miss Shelfari days. 😢 Use Librarything for groups but only limited contributions and people. Love Litsy, but do miss grouping and nesting aspect. Also glad you are on here 😊, reason I joined in first place as love seeing what you are reading and your comments on books. 2y
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BethM
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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I would like to read about the history of The Troubles and the IRA, separate books are fine. I want it to be engaging and not dry because I'd really like to fill my knowledge gap.

BethM @LibrarianRyan @MrBook any other librarians- do you have any suggestions? 2y
LibrarianRyan This is the only book we have in our collection, but to be in our collection to begin with it would have to be pretty authoritative. It's from 1970. 2y
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Debiw781
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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We visited Ireland several years ago and every night it would #rain so hard but we'd have beautiful weather during the day. I'd love to visit again!
#jubilantjuly
@RealLifeReading

arlenefinnigan Beautiful 🍀 3y
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MicheleinPhilly
Ireland: Awakening | Edward Rutherfurd
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀 #MarchIntoReading #IrishAuthors

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