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By Turtle Bunbury

ISBN-10: 0717168344

ISBN-13: 9780717168347

Discover the eclectic characters & progressive occasions of a yr that became the realm upside down.
Having grown up in an Irish kingdom condominium in-built 1847, writer and historian TURTLE BUNBURY has lengthy been eager about that epic yr. decided to appreciate its zeitgeist, he has assembled 38 awesome tales that came about around the planet in the course of these twelve tumultuous months. 
With his penchant for the quirky, Bunbury confronts all demeanour of human company to bare an international of the Aristocracy and generosity, of daring genius and fearsome savagery, embracing every thing from the salty seadogs who explored the Pacific and Arctic oceans to show-stopping entertainers like Lola Montez and common Tom Thumb - the intrepid pioneers who stumbled throughout the mountains and prairies of the Americas to the ground-breaking inventors of the doughnut, the gumball and the Christmas cracker - the famine-starved Irish and persecuted German emigrants to the Vietnamese emperor's struggle with the French - the ivory-tinkling genius of Liszt and Mendelssohn to the horse-bound Comanche warriors who ruled Texas - the yank opium magnates who ran roughshod over China to the Irish infantrymen who fought for Mexico.


'1847' is a rollicking globe-trot that finds an international whose center pounded each piece as quickly and as livid because it does today. By turns poignant, outlandish, curious and provocative, this is often heritage at its so much invigorating - as landscape, as epic.
The 2016 Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson writes: "I've continuously enjoyed Turtle's
writing, the wit and heartbeat in his heritage. '1847' is, for me, the simplest factor he has performed so far. it really is brilliant, fantastic, highly exciting; an unforgettable stumble upon with an 
extraordinary year."

'An totally extraordinary book.' 
 Patrick Geoghegan, affiliate Professor in heritage at Trinity university, Dublin.
'Turtle Bunbury's open-handed, clear-sighted and finely written publication comes clean and, i'd virtually say, redeemed out of the moil and hurricane of controversy that surrounded the subject of the battle, in one thousand diversified guises within the a long time considering its finish. Turtle holds out his hand within the current, looking the misplaced fingers of the prior, in darkness, in darkness, but additionally without warning within the transparent mild of kindness - within the upshot acknowledging their imperilled life with an excellent flourish, a veritable banner, of fantastic stories.' 
Sebastian Barry, writer of The mystery Scripture 
'Turtle maintains the fantastic listening and yarn-spinning he has honed within the Vanishing eire sequence, utilizing it to veterans of the 1st global War.The tales he recreates are poignant, whimsical and bleakly humorous, bringing again into the sunshine the lives of people that discovered themselves at the flawed facet of historical past after the fight for Irish independence. this is often my type of micro-history.' 
John Grenham, The Irish Times

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