1970’s Ireland and How We Got There!
Full title: In guilt and in glory [a novel]
Creator / Author: David Hanly
Item Type / Page count: Book / 299p
When Published: 1979 (this edition published in 1988)
Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press / Swords, Co. Dublin.
About: An American TV crew are travelling around Ireland in an attempt to capture the spirit of the country. They are shepherded around by four Irish locals. Within this scenario, the author tries to distill the contradictions of Irish history and the dilemmas of 1970’s Ireland through the various characters and situations that the group encounters.
ID number(s): 1853710180 / 9781853710186
WW Connection #1: The author, who for many years was the anchor of the Morning Ireland programme on RTÉ Radio 1, was a resident in Tinahely in West Wicklow.
Extra #1: Opening line: ”Stephen Crossan, on the morning of his thirtieth birthday, awoke staring straight out front, his eyes unnaturally bright, his mind clear.”
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