The final book in the famine trilogy
For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?
Ireland is in turmoil, with evictions, burnings, secret meetings, fights over land. Eily and her family may be thrown off their farm. Michael may lose his job in the big house. And Peggy, in America, feels trapped in her role as a maid. Will they ever have land and a home they can call their own? Eily, Michael and Peggy have once shown great courage. Now this courage is called on again …
The other titles in the Famine trilogy are Under the Hawthorn Tree and Wildflower Girl. A study guide to Under the Hawthorn tree is also available.
'a very rich and appropriate end to the trilogy'
The Big Guide to Irish Children's Books
'three novels which, in my opinion, must be counted among the very highest achievements of contemporary children's writing - from Ireland or elsewhere'
'brings to a satisfying conclusion one of the undoubted achievements of contemporary Irish children's literature'
Children's Books in Ireland
I just love this book. It is the best book I've read so far. It is very emotional and yet it is happy too
Holly on 10th January 2012
This is the best book I've ever read. I was so moved by it
Leah on 17th November 2011
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