Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn - April 2014

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Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn - April 2014

Post by Clare Bookclub Mod » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:36 pm

King, warrior, and lover Brian Boru was stronger, braver, and wiser than all other men-the greatest king Ireland has ever known. Out of the mists of the country's most violent age, he merged to lead his people to the peak of their golden era.

His women were as remarkable as his adventures: Fiona, the druidess with mystical powers; Deirdre, beautiful victim of a Norse invader's brutal lust; Gormlaith, six-foot, read-haired goddess of sensuality.

Set against the barbaric splendors of the tenth century, this is a story rich in truth and legend-in which friends become deadly enemies, bedrooms turn into battlefields, and dreams of glory are finally fulfilled. Morgan Llywelyn has written one of the greatest novels of Irish history.

Clare County Library is inviting adults and children of County Clare to read, discuss, share and experience the same book by participating in a One County One Book programme. The title chosen for adults is 'Lion of Ireland' by Morgan Llywelyn, while the chosen children’s title is 'Brian Ború: Emperor of the Irish' also by Morgan Llywelyn. These titles were chosen in keeping with the initiatives taking place throughout the county this year to commemorate Brian Ború and the millennium of The Battle of Clontarf. The programme will be officially launched in the De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm. Michael Moylan will bring his Irish History Live show to the library on the evening when he will enthrall the audience, adults and children, with his interactive show. He will provide hands-on experience of what life was like in the time of Brian Ború. This programme is a chance for the whole county to rediscover a love of books and reading and to promote a renewed sense of community spirit in sharing that reading experience with each other. Copies of the books will be available for borrowing at all branch libraries. For more details of the programme and the ongoing events phone 065-6821616

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