Wild Geese (Eilis Dillon) soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London, Sydney, Auckland & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
>From the cover: This compelling novel is set in one of the darkest moments of Irish history, when Britains penal laws had seemingly broken the spirit of the nation. The Church was persecuted, the gentry beleaguered, the people demoralized. Their only ray of hope was the connection with Englands enemy, France, where many of the proud Irish nobility had fled like Wild Geese in the wake of Patrick Sarsfields tragic defeat. There, too, Irish priests were trained and smuggled home to a dangerous ministry. And it was, paradoxically, from aristocratic France that the new ideals of liberty and democracy would come to fan the flames of Irish revolution.
Eilis Dillon, …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Fiction Author: D catalogue?