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The Burning Of Bridget Cleary
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The torture and burning of Bridget Cleary caused a sensation in 1895 which continues to reverberate more than a hundred years later.

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Angela Bourke is the author of By Salt Water and Maeve Brennan- Homesick at the New Yorker. Born in Dublin, where she still lives, she has spent long periods in the USA, and has held visiting academic positions at Harvard University, Boston College and the University of Minnesota. A leading scholar in interdisciplinary Irish Studies, Angela Bourke writes in Irish and English, and makes frequent appearances on television and radio. She is Senior Lecturer in Irish at University College Dublin, The National University of Ireland, Dublin.

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"Fascinating... passionate and thought-provoking... a creative, stimulating book that deserves to win many readers" -- Patrick French * Sunday Times * "One of those rare books that becomes an instantaneous classic" * Independent * "Scrupulous, clear micro-history at its best" -- Marina Warner, Books of the Year * Times Literary Supplement * "Angela Bourke's fascinating, disturbing and powerful book tells a compelling and tragic story" * Financial Times * "The story of Bridget Cleary's death is a parable for a changing world, a well-researched and horrifying account of what could happen in the region where myth and modernity collide...As dramatic a murder mystery as any devotee of the genre could long for...And it is the rich abundance of ideas that makes this a uniquely important historical work" * Irish News *

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