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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Writer Wednesday: 1014 in Ireland

Hello!
It's time for Writer Wednesday, when I discuss another author and his or her book. 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn is a fantastic book about the history of Ireland.

In 1014, a massive battle was fought that is now known as the Battle of Clontarf. Vikings in Dublin allied with the King of Leinster fought against Brian Boru, his band of Irish tribes and a handful of Vikings. Llywelyn perfectly shows the character of the land, the Irish, the Vikings and the principle characters in this masterpiece.

It is particularly interesting because Llywelyn relates that when she originally wrote about Brian Boru in the '80s, she raised him from Irish folklore and planted him firmly as a historical figure. Visual and full of interesting facts, 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Ireland is not to be missed if you are interested in Ireland, history or the time of the Vikings.

My best to you all,
Megan

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