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Only with Blood A Novel of Ireland Thérèse Down

19th June 2015
352 pages: 198mm x 130mm
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Jack Flynn, strong and aggressive, but slowly dying of tuberculosis on his farm in Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, decides to acquire - buy - a young wife who can bear him sons to inherit his family's land. His choice, Caitlin Spillane, is less than half his age, attractive and intelligent, and resents bitterly the obedience that is forced upon her. When Donal Kelly, a young firebrand and IRA activist, arrives in the village, he is determined to liberate Caitlin from her unloved husband - by any means. A novel set against the struggle for the heart of Ireland in the Second World War.

Thérèse Down is the Head of English in a Sixth Form College and has been teaching English Literature and Language for over twenty years in a range of schools and colleges. She is the author of Only with Blood and The end of Law.

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