Where do you want to go today? How about war-torn Dublin in the early 1920s? Or the soup kitchens of the Famine era? Or maybe you’d like to sit in on the political debates that shaped our country’s history? You can make all these journeys in the pages of our new history books
Pádraig Yeates’s A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919 - 1921 tells how ordinary Dubliners lived through the drama and violence of the War of Independence. Enda Delaney’s The Curse of Reason: The Great Irish Famine looks at the social and political circumstances that led to the Famine devastating the Irish population in the 1840s, and finds a few disturbing similarities between Ireland then and now. Meanwhile, John Drennan’s Standing by the Republic looks at the fifty most significant Dáil debates since the foundation of the Republic in 1948, from the life-changing introduction of free secondary education to the debates over divorce and contraception.
We’ve got three collections of all three books to give away - a treat for any history buff. To enter, just mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing ‘history book giveaway’ in the subject. The deadline is 31 October.