Saturday July 11, 2020

Boyne’s shifting tale of a darkening Church

30th November, 2014

In his many historical novels, John Boyne has tended to look outside Ireland for inspiration. His most famous book, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, lends a child’s-eye view to the terrible events of the Holocaust. In The Absolutist, he reaches back as far as World War I to present the case of young men refusing to fight for the British army. Crippen is an Edwardian murder mystery; This House Is Haunted is a Victorian...

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