Tag Archives: Ireland

Book Review: Eye Of The Law

Eye Of The Law, by Cora Harrison This book is one of the author’s mysteries set in sixteenth century Ireland [1], and it features her beloved Mara, Brehon of the Burren, and wife of the King of Thromond, solving another … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Struggle For Mastery

The Struggle For Mastery: The Penguin History Of Britain 1066-1284, by David Carpenter Between 1066 and 1284 there was a great deal of conflict within the British Isles over mastery. Through England had long been more powerful than the other … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Corrs

What makes someone influential?  The Corrs are a group that has sold a lot of albums all over the world and been massively successful everywhere other than the United States, where they have a loyal if hardly massive fanbase.  Their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Of A Prominent Citizen

Death Of A Prominent Citizen (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison If you like your historical murder mysteries mixed with politics and some ferocious social commentary, this is a book that delivers and provides a look at the complexities … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery)

Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison This book demonstrates what I have long considered to be one of the most essential aspects of the mystery novel, and that is the ambivalence that the sleuth as solver of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Erin’s Blood Royal

Erin’s Blood Royal: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties Of Ireland, by Peter Berresford Ellis This is a fascinating book for several reasons. Among the reasons is that the place of the Irish nobility within Irish society has been a contentious one, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Irish History

The Course Of Irish History, edited by T.W. Moody & F.X. Martin One of the interesting aspects of this particular book is that it began life as a television show that featured various episodes on Irish history in a somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief History Of Ireland

A Brief History Of Ireland, by Paul F. State This book is one that lives up to its name. To be sure, any one volume book of a nation that has been historically known for 2000 years and has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Ireland (The Greenwood Histories Of The Modern Nations)

The History Of Ireland (Greenwood Histories Of The Modern Nations), by Daniel Webster Hollis III This particular book has a few biases that are irritating and that prevent this from being as enjoyable a book as it could have been. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyewitness To Irish History

Eyewitness To Irish History, by Peter Berresford Ellis There are some topics that it is hard to find a good example of, and Irish history is one of those. It is not hard to find a good Irish history because … Continue reading

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