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The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham

The Whitest Flower

Brendan Graham

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ISBN : 9780006510505
Paperback
586 pages
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Set against the backdrop of the Great Famine, this is the story of the triumph of one woman amidst Irelands despair. It is August 1845. In Dublins Botanic Gardens, Phytophora infestans is discovered for the first time. The bacteria was to result inMoreSet against the backdrop of the Great Famine, this is the story of the triumph of one woman amidst Irelands despair. It is August 1845. In Dublins Botanic Gardens, Phytophora infestans is discovered for the first time. The bacteria was to result in the Great Famine, an event of holocaust proportions that affected every man, woman and child in Ireland. Englands shame- Irelands tragedy . Ellen OMalley is one such victim. She loses her husband, is duped into going to Australia to lead a better life, leaving three of her beloved children behind. She travels aboard a coffin ship and arrives emaciated and ill with her new baby. But Ellen, a woman with an indomitable spirit, rises above her oppression and eventually returns to wreak revenge on those perpetrators of her misery.