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Ashes In The Wind - Christopher Bland

Ashes In The Wind - Christopher Bland

Title: Ashes In The Wind

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Christopher Bland

ISBN:  9781781859339

Weight:  815 g



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Ashes In The Wind by Christopher Bland

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes.  This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows.

The entwined fates of the Burkes and the Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again.

Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, Ashes In The Wind is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland’s own Anglo-Irish family, and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th-century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.


Peer & Press Reviews

… captured the atmosphere of those ruined Ascendancy houses and the menacing gentleness of the Irish villages and countryside absolutely beautifully.

Robert Harris, author of An Officer and a Spy

I loved the incidents of family and fortune… a tremendous achievement.

Melvyn Bragg

… the glimpses of the Celtic Tiger roaring away were masterly.

Roy Foster, Irish historian and academic

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Ashes In The Wind
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Red boards with gold coloured text on spine, white endpapers and gold coloured decorative head and tail bands.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine – some pushing to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: GGP Media GmbH, Poessneck
ISBN 13: 9781781859339
ISBN 10: 1781859337
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 402
Size (h x w x d): 235 x 156 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Jennie Bland
Jacket image: Courtesy of Christopher Bland

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