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  • Published: 1 July 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099279082
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832
  • RRP: $22.99

Dublin

Foundation




The epic novel from the bestselling author of SARUM, RUSSKA, LONDON and THE FOREST.

Dublin: a city founded as much on folklore and mythology as on stone; a meeting point of pagan tradition and Christian belief; a city which grew from a small Celtic village to a bustling urban settlement under the Vikings and became, even before the Plantagenet kings arrived in the twelfth century, effectively the capital city of the Island.
Edward Rutherfurd, the bestselling author who brought the city of London to life, returns with this magnificent novel that spans centuries from the Celtic warlords and pagan gods who were 'glossed' into historical persons by the increasingly Christian-orientated Celtic tradition, to the potato famine, and finally to Irish independence in the twentieth century. Told in Rutherfurd's unique voice, this compelling novel entwines fact and fiction to create a faithful portrait of Dublin's fascinating past and vibrant present.

  • Published: 1 July 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099279082
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd was born in England, in the cathedral city of Salisbury. Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983, and returned to his childhood home to write Sarum. Four years later, when the book was published, it became an instant international bestseller, remaining 23 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Since then he has written seven more bestsellers: Russka, a novel of Russia; London; The Forest, set in England's New Forest which lies close by Sarum; two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century; New York; and Paris. His books have been translated into over twenty languages.

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Praise for Dublin

Expertly researched, full, undemanding and highly readable account of a place he has grown to know well.

Maeve Binchy, Ireland on Sunday

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