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The Glorious Madness, new book by Turtle Bunbury, launched by Sebastian Barry


05-11-2014 12:00

It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary is an iconic song associated with The Great War - and a fitting opening of Sebastian Barry’s speech at the launch of Turtle Bunbury’s The Glorious Madness. Tales of the Irish at the Great War. Listen back!


"I see Turtle’s lovely, responsible, hard-won book as a deeply considered handshake with some forgotten souls -- thanking them, if that is their need, for fighting for Ireland, or an idea of a New Ireland, as many of them were, or for all the thousand reasons our 200,000 men went to the war, for the defence of small nations, or to continue a family tradition, or to answer the call of adventure. Turtle Bunbury holds out his hand in the present, seeking the lost hands of the past, in darkness, in darkness, but also suddenly in the clear light of kindness -- in the upshot acknowledging their imperilled existence with a brilliant flourish, a veritable banner, of wonderful stories." - Turtle Bunbury’s new book, The Glorious Madness, was officially launched by Sebastian Barry at The Hibernian Club in Stephen’s Green. Listen back to his evocative speech and visit our photo gallery on Facebook:

 

 

The Glorious Madness - Tales of the Irish and the Great War by Turtle Bunbury is published by Gill Books - now available nationwide & as an eBook.



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