The hungry road

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Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered in 1845 with the arrival of the strange blight which destroys their potato crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as she and her husband and children fight to survive. Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of ‘the hunger’ soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse desperate for help. His wife Henrietta does her best to support him but her life is thrown into turmoil when friends and then her own family fall victim to fever. Meanwhile, Parish priest Rev John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering and hardship endured by the starving families all around him.

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The No.1 bestselling novel of the Great Irish Famine from one of Ireland’s most beloved writers

Ireland’s hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people.

1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive.

Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of The Hunger soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance.

Fr John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears.

Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland’s best loved writers.

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‘Compelling … An essential book’ Sunday Times

‘Heartbreaking and powerful’ Her.ie

‘Gripping’ Business Post

‘Captivating’ Sunday Independent

‘Powerful … illustrate[s] the enormity of the tragedy’ Irish Independent

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Weight0.283 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

404

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K