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An Acclaimed Novel of WWI

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Full title: A long, long way [a novel]

Creator / Author: Sebastian Barry

Item Type / Page count: Book / 294p

When Published: 2005 and later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber / London

About: A novel about an Irishman fighting in World War I with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, set against the backdrop of the impending Easter Rising in Dublin. This book was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2005 and was selected in the Dublin: One City One Book initiative in April 2007.

ID number(s): 0571218016 / 9780571218011 / 0013074245 / 0571218008

WW Connection #1: Parts of the book refer to locations in West Wicklow

WW Connection #2: Author has resided in West Wicklow, including the Tinahely area.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”He was born in the dying days. It was the withering end of 1896. He was called William after the long-dead Orange King, because his father took an interest in such distant matters. On top of that, an old great-uncle, William Cullen, was yet living in Wicklow, across the mountains as they used to say, where his father himself had been reared….”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

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