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    • ISBN:9781473641396
    • Publication date:12 May 2016

The Rising

By Bairbre Toibin

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Told in prose of extraordinary clarity, The Rising is a profoundly moving love story that delves deep into the mindset of Irish Republicanism, along with the complex social relationships of town and country during that era. An engrossing account of family, memory, history and belonging.

When Margaret Dempsey, daughter of a prosperous town merchant, falls in love with Michael Carty, son of a Fenian farmer, her family strongly disapprove. Bound closer by adversity, the couple enter their married life idealistic, yet innocent.
Soon, however, their idyll is threatened, as Michael finds himself drawn into the struggle for Irish independence. Revolutionary movements bring the outside world crashing in on them, threatening all they hold dear. In 1916, Margaret fights to keep their growing family safe against the odds.
Told in prose of extraordinary clarity, The Rising is a profoundly moving love story that delves deep into the mindset of Irish Republicanism, along with the complex social relationships of town and country during that era. An engrossing account of family, memory, history and belonging.

Biographical Notes

Bairbre Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. She studied Irish and History at University College Dublin, and worked as a teacher. She is writing a novel set during the War of Independence. She is sister of novelist Colm Tóibín.

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  • ISBN: 9781473641389
  • Publication date: 12 May 2016
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland
The Rising is a wonderfully moving book, beautifully written, about one family's experience of a pivotal event in Irish history. The town of Enniscorthy is evoked with immense skill and compassionate imagination, and an unforgettable portrait of a family in crisis emerges. — Catriona Crowe
If you're looking for a book to fill you with Irish pride, this one is for you. It's a Romeo and Juliet romance ... Impeccably researched and the dialogue and prose are so clear, it's almost like you're eavesdropping on a conversation — Irish Mail on Sunday
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