When aristocratic Englishwoman Elinore Dubois married a handsome young Irishman, her mother warned her that he would give her ten children and leave her destitute. In fact there are only nine Devlins, but in a two-roomed Dublin tenement, Elinore vents her disappointment on her seven daughters and in particular, on beautiful Daisy, whose refusal to accept the grim realities of her life infuriates Mama - and masks the tragic secret of her childhood. Set in Dublin at the turn of the century, Home Rule is a vivid and poignant portrait of a family of spirited girls at the disposal of men and mothers and a celebration of the humourless life force that sustains them.
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Sinful, funny and rueful * OBSERVER * Demonstrates Boylan's talent for bringing colour to the sepia snapshots of her family album ... vivid * Independent on Sunday * Boylan's imagination has a brilliant edge of eccentricity... contains moments of pure, unadulterated magic * Cosmopolitan * Marvellous ... Truly, Boylan writes like an angel, but an angel with a knowing look in her eye * Daily Mail *
About Clare Boylan
Clare Boylan was a highly acclaimed novelist and short story writer whose work also regularly appeared in the GUARDIAN etc. She died in May 2006.
Home Rule by Clare Boylan
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