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A novelistic new window on Parnell's life and times

Parnell: A Novel by Brian Cregan. The History Press, €18. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

31st August, 2013
Charles Stewart Parnell. Photo: Getty

Parnell: A Novel

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Any writer of historical novels must be tempted to give some real-life figure a walk-on part. In Roddy Doyle's A Star Called Henry, the narrator witnesses Eamon de Valera in the 1916 Rising and uncharitably recalls that the future taoiseach "wore red socks and smelt of shite". James Plunkett included scenes featuring Jim Larkin in Strumpet City, a more defensible move given that he had actually worked for the trade union leader...

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