A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland

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A beautifully written Irish memoir about an extraordinary family. From the author's great-grandmother Katherine Rose, who made her way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Lisburn as part of the Plantation of Ulster, and her forebear William Blacker, who founded the Orange Order, to her great-uncles Frank, Matt, Gerry and Jimmy Tipping, who were all active in nationalism in the 1920s, this astonishing cast of characters brings Irish history to life. `My direct and indirect forebears are a wonderfully heterogenous lot - down and up ...

A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland 2012, Blackstaff Press Ltd, Newtownards

ISBN-13: 9780856409042

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