A Woven Silence

  • Felicity Hayes-McCoy

  • ISBN: 9781785412523

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How do we know that what we remember is the truth? Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolour over Enniscorthy... more

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How do we know that what we remember is the truth? Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolour over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, intentionally or by chance. In the power struggle after the Easter Rising, involving, among others, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, the ideals for which Marion and her companions fought were eroded. As she maps her own family stories onto the history of the state, Felicity's story moves from Washerwoman's Hill in Dublin, to London, and back again; spans two world wars, a revolution, a civil war and the development of a republic; and culminates in Ireland's 2015 same-sex marriage referendum.
A Woven Silence by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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Large Print Paperback: 9781785412523
(01 Aug 2017)
Large Print Hardback: 9781785412462
(01 Aug 2016)

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