The House Of Splendid Isolation
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The House Of Splendid Isolation

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'A powerful, complex fable, mysteriously conceived and deeply felt . . . Brilliant' Irish Times When Josie, confined to bed in her dilapidated country mansion, sees the door swing back and the hooded face appear, she knows who it is. Into her world comes McGreevy, bloody crusader for a united Ireland, who has chosen her house for sanctuary.Within the incarcerating walls of the house, an undercurrent of love develops between two people who think differently but feel the same. Destiny has flung them together and, as the police net closes in, fear dawns in Josie that McGreevy has used her house for more than refuge. And there may be no escape for either of them.'A writer at the height of her powers' Tatler'A work of insight, sympathy and breath-holding suspense' Daily Mail'O'Brien at her shrewd and lyrical best' Sunday Times'So well written you won't be disappointed whatever you are looking for' Literary Review'A sharp and thoughtful depiction of the modern Irish question . . . poetically written' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 220g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857992091
  • 9781857992090
  • 42,964

About Edna O'Brien

Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.
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720 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 19% (134)
4 43% (311)
3 29% (209)
2 7% (51)
1 2% (15)
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