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Without my Cloak

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Description for Without my Cloak Paperback. Kate O'Brien's first novel, Without My Cloak, is a riveting portrait of three generations of an Irish family: of matches made and lost for the sake of respectability, of divided loyalties, and of freedom suppressed by both religion and the pride of the family name. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 496 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 124 x 34. Weight in Grams: 382 469pp
When Anthony Considine creeps into Mellick town with a stolen horse in 1789, it sets the destiny of his family for decades to come. By the 1850s, through thrift and hard work, his son Honest John has made the Considines a leading Mellick family. With his father's money, John's son Anthony builds a grand country house for his wife and children - but especially for his youngest son Denis, who he adores, little knowing that one day Denis will threaten the toil of generations with his love for a peasant girl ...

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Virago Press Ltd
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About Kate O'brien
Kate O'Brien (1897-1974) lived in London and also in Spain, where she developed a passionate and enduring love of Spanish literature and culture. One of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, her fiction broke new ground in Irish writing by focusing on the prosperous Catholic bourgeoisie and by giving central importance to women's struggle for selfhood in a rigidly sex-stereotyped society. ... Read more

Reviews for Without my Cloak
Reading Without My Cloak was the first time I realised how powerful the small ordinary family life story can be
Maeve Binchy A peculiarly beautiful and arresting piece of fiction
J. B. Priestly Rush out for the works of Kate O'Brien. You are in for a treat
Val Hennessy Reading WITHOUT MY CLOAK was the first time ... Read more

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