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Brian Boru Emperor of the Irish

by Morgan Llywelyn

Brian Boru Emperor of the Irish Synopsis

Illustrated by Donald Teskey This internationally best-selling author, winner of many awards in adult historical fiction, now turns her hand to historical fiction for children with a personalised account of the life of Brian Boru, from his childhood in the midst of a large warrior family to his final role as High King of Ireland. 'A life full of battles, intrigues, alliances and betrayals, which make a stirring tale told in realistic detail'. The Irish Times

Brian Boru Emperor of the Irish Press Reviews

'One of the choices one makes in writing a book about history is that of deciding what to leave out. We all tend to fall in love with our research ... In Brian Boru I tried to tell children what they would like to know about the man and his time. If I have succeeded, when they are older some of them will investigate him further. They will not feel cut off from their past but will think of it as an exciting place and of Brian Boru as a real person.' -- The author writing in Children's Books in Ireland 'Rare indeed is it to find in such a book a clear sense of history, researched impeccably and written in a style which I can only describe as compulsively readable ... Fascinating details of life in Ireland 1000 years ago are interwoven in an ingenious way throughout the story.' -- Woman's Way * Woman's Way * 'Morgan Llewelyn has a tough and compelling style which makes this a really good read.' -- Cavan Leader 'A life full of battles, intrigues, alliances and betrayals, which make a stirring tale told in realistic detail.' -- The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780862782306
Publication date: 31st December 1990
Author: Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Morgan Llywelyn

Historian and novelist Morgan Llywelyn was born in New York City, but after the death of her husband and parents in 1985 returned to Ireland to take up citizenship in the land of her grandparents and make her permanent home there. After making the shortlist for the United States Olympic Team in Dressage in 1975, but not making the team itself, she turned to writing historical novels exploring her Celtic roots. The most successful of these was Lion of Ireland - The Legend of Brian Boru, which was published in 1980 and has sold into the millions of copies. She received the Novel ...

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