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The Family on Paradise Pier free pdf This is a stunning historical saga, set in the early decades of the twentieth century, which follows the lives and loves of one extraordinary family. We first meet the Goold Verschoyle children in 1915. Though there is a war going on in the world outside, they seem hardly touched by it - midnight swims, flower fairies and regatta parties form the backdrop to their enchanted childhood. But as they grow older, changes within Ireland and the wider world encroach upon the family's private paradise. Turbulent times - the Irish war of independence, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II - are woven into the tapestry, upon which this magical story is spun. Events in Spain, Russia and London draw the children in different directions: one travels to Moscow to witness Communism at first had- another runs away to England to take part in the General Strike and then heads off to the Civil War in Spain- another follows the more conventional route of marriage and family. Based upon the extraordinary lives of a real-life Anglo-Irish family, Bolger's novel superbly recreates a family in flux, driven by idealism, wracked by argument and united by love and the vivid memories of childhood. "The Family on Paradise Pier" shows Bolger, at the height of his powers as a master storyteller. It is a spellbinding and magnificent achievement.

About Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger was born in Dublin in 1959. His novels and plays have won many awards, in Ireland and internationally. He has also published several volumes of poetry. Bolger has been a notable and energetic champion of new Irish writers in his capacity as founder-publisher of Raven Arts Press, which he ran until 1992, whereafter he went on to start New Island Books. He is also the editor of the Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Writing, and editor of Finbar's Hotel and Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel.

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Author : Dermot Bolger
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Data Published : 15 May 2006
ISBN : 0007154100
EAN : 9780007154104
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 547 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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