Read the Rising - Top 25 Fiction

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Children of Isaac by PJ ConnollyThe 1916 Rising has inspired many writers of fiction, both Irish and international, including Roddy Doyle, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Morgan Llwelyn and Mario Vargos Llosa. In its centenary year we have selected our top 25 fiction books which are set during or make reference to the 1916 Rising.  These books deal with a range of themes and issues reflecting this turbulent time in Irish and European history.

The list comprises novels, short stories and a graphic novel and is arranged by date of publication.

A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle  Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna  Blood upon the Rose by Gerry Hunt  Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa


Great selection
Interesting how not much was written. In 30s', 40s' etc

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