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The Pawnbroker's Reward

by Declan O'Rourke

Declan O'Rourke's award-winning album, Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, was released to critical acclaim in 2017. It illuminated an extraordinary series of eye-witness accounts, including the story of Padraig and Cait ua Buachalla. Four years on, in Declan's meticulously researched literary debut, the story of the ua Buachalla family is woven into a powerful, multilayered work showing us the famine as it happened through the lens of a single town - Macroom, Co. Cork - and its environs.

Local pawnbroker Cornelius Creed is at the juncture between the classes. Sensitive and empathetic, he is a voice on behalf of the poor, and his story is entwined with that of Padraig ua Buachalla. Through these characters - utilising local history and documentary evidence Declan creates a kaleidoscopic view of this defining moment in Ireland's history.

256 pages.

ISBN: 9780717186327

€ 22.99 

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Date of Publication: 06/11/2021

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