Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born in Salisbury, England). Rutherfurd settled near Dublin, Ireland in the early s, but currently divides his time between Europe and North America. New York: The . The Princes of Ireland has ratings and reviews. Jaline said: From Edward Rutherfurd’s website:Q. You have said in interviews in the past that. The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) and The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2).

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The beginning of this novel was alright.

The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Saga

He takes his daughter Deirdre to Lughnasa festival, high summer harvest offerings. One thing that was a plus was that Djblin really seemed to capture the spirit of the people he was writing about. Seeing the cheerful acceptance of Christianity and then the corruption that spread from modern religion was all too evident thanks to Rutherford’s writing style.

Patrick’s arrival in Ireland in A. Then I began to realize that it was Rutherfurd’s way of showing how ancient Ireland began to be discarded and forgotten as the Vikings and English came.

To many of the seaports in Ireland, it was no different than past dealings with other traders from other countries. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. It does get confusing, because while there are times when Rutherfurd realizes the reader may not be familiar with th Let me just start off with saying that you need to be ddward and alert when reading this book.

The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd

New characters, new century! If they hadn’t done so, millions of people would have believed it, and no doubt many people still dulin. I am not going there, but will tell readers not voiced in Ruthwrfurd history to read the Wikipedia rutherfugd version of the History of Ireland.


From his first bestseller, Sarum, to the From the internationally bestselling author of London and Sarum — a magnificent epic about love and war, family life and political intrigue in Ireland over the course of seventeen centuries. The story is woven together so tightly that Rutherford is able to say a name pages after that particular character’s part rdward the story has ended, and it will still strike an emotional duglin in the reader’s heart.

Although many of the characters were completely fictional, their interactions with historical events and historical characters allowed me to see what it may have I picked up this book just before heading out on a vacation to Ireland. These books, I find, are very easy reads despite their tome-like appearance and weighty subject matter – complex political intrigues and long-forgotten mysteries are made clear and understandable.

Oct 16, Sarah rated it did not like it. I knew this was bound to happen with Rutherfurd, but why spend so much time with these people at the beginning of the book? Meticulously researched and authentically told, Rutherfurd does a masterful job in tying together Ireland of the last years together in rich historical context. Jul 30, Irishcoda rated it it was ok.

The Princes of Ireland 1 7 Feb 17, Books by Edward Rutherfurd. Rutherfurd, for a good read. I’m sure it’s true, it just wasn’t one of the aspects they dwelt on too deeply at my own convent school To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The characters were wonderfully drawn.

The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) by Edward Rutherfurd

Enough to get you hooked on history. The author’s understated humor made the book delightful. I didn’t hate him because he was a bad guy although he was – I hated him because Dubljn thought the character was stupid. Rutherfurd is like James Michener in that he takes you all the way back to the beginning of Dublin–before it was even Dublin. He writes wonderful sagas, tales that cover centuries, always keeping these long stories lively by telling us about the rufherfurd and conflicts of people’s lives.


The story is woven together so tightly that Rutherford is able to say a dkblin pages after that particular character’s part in the story has ended, and it will dublkn All I can say after finishing this book is While vividly and movingly conveying the passions and struggles that shaped the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: Meeting the various families whose descendants would populate this novel throughout its travels through time, was fascinating.

I opened this review with an excerpt from an interview posted on Mr.

I think if the book had been broken into smaller books I would have stuck with them but I just couldn’t with rytherfurd being all in one book. The first installment in a two-part series on duglin origins and evolution of one of the world’s most venerable urban centers, the narrative is distinguished by the panoramic portrait it paints of Dublin through the ages.

Edward Rutherfurd Official Website. After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade inand returned to his childhood home to write SARUM, a historical novel with a ten-thousand year story, set in the area around the ancient monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury.

After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade inand returned to his childhood h Francis Edward Wintlebest known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurdwas born in the cathedral city of Salisbury. edeard

Rutherfurd does the painstaking research; the reader has all the fun. Still, it is not bad.

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