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Family on Paradise Pier, the
by Dermot Bolger

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A stunning fictionalised portrait of a truly fascinating family, and an intimate view of a century of Irish history Starting in the tranquil idyll of a Donegal village in 1915, The Family on Paradise Pier follows the extraordinary journeys of one Irish family through the War of Independence, the General Strike in Britain, the dangerous streets of 1930's Moscow, the Spanish Civil War and on to Soviet gulags,Irish Internment camps and London during the Blitz. The Goold Verschoyle children are born into a respected freethinking Protestant family in a Manor House alive with laughter, debate and fascinating guests. But the world of picnics and childish infatuations is soon under threat as political changes within Ireland and the wider world encroach upon their private paradise. Bolger superbly recreates a family in flux, driven by idealism, racked by argument and united by love and the vivid memories of childhood. The Family of Paradise Pier shows Bolger at the height of his powers as a master storyteller. It is a spellbinding and magnificent achievement.

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Greener Books
London, GBR

The Family on Paradise PierThe Family on Paradise Pier (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2005
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
Price: $40.62
Seller: worldofbooks, Goring-By-Sea, WEST SUSSEX, GBR
Description: Sheila Fitzgerald, a very rare and amazing Irishwoman, born into a Anglo-Irish family in 1903. This is the fictionalised portrait of of an extraordinary life, and a fascinating family that spans almost the entire twentieth century.
Condition: Very Good.
Notes: Trade paperback (UK). 560 p.
 
 
 

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Overview

A stunning fictionalised portrait of a truly fascinating family, and an intimate view of a century of Irish history Starting in the tranquil idyll of a Donegal village in 1915, The Family on Paradise Pier follows the extraordinary journeys of one Irish family through the War of Independence, the General Strike in Britain, the dangerous streets of 1930's Moscow, the Spanish Civil War and on to Soviet gulags,Irish Internment camps and London during the Blitz. The Goold Verschoyle children are born into a respected freethinking Protestant family in a Manor House alive with laughter, debate and fascinating guests. But the world of picnics and childish infatuations is soon under threat as political changes within Ireland and the wider world encroach upon their private paradise. Bolger superbly recreates a family in flux, driven by idealism, racked by argument and united by love and the vivid memories of childhood. The Family of Paradise Pier shows Bolger at the height of his powers as a master storyteller. It is a spellbinding and magnificent achievement.

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  • PID: 16490704283
  • ISBN-13: 9780007207305
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate
  • Seller: Greener Books
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    Condition: Good