By J A O'Brien
It is the tale of a tender guy of self sustaining brain and feisty spirit who refuses to just accept the restrictions and strictures of a closed Irish society. And who via fiscal necessity, at a really younger age, is pressured to stay and paintings in 'pagan' England the land of 'the enemy'.
There he learns to 'like the English' and learns of 'freedoms that he knew little or no approximately' in 'holy Ireland'.
A wealth of various and informative fabric and the facility to anchor the non-public securely in the public area offers this memoir a common appeal.
The narrative has the entire constituents for a compelling learn - brilliant and sundry characters introduced alive at the web page, compelling environment and historic relevance and curiosity. The prologue whets our urge for food for what's to return and the combination of recollection, poetry and historic details drawstrings the narrative jointly well.
Astute statement and personality portrayal are the strengths of the paintings, as is the obtainable tone of the narrative voice within which the writer employs a gentle contact that has simply the correct amount of wit and sobriety.
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Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner by J A O'Brien