Fool's Sanctuary: Book by Jennifer Johnston

Fool's Sanctuary

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ISBN: 9780747259374    Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Year of publishing: 1999     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 160        Language: English
The Great War is over; but the war in Ireland is only just beginning, as the IRA and the Black and Tans move on to the attack. It all seems very remote to Miranda Martin, during that miraculous Indian...Read more
The Great War is over; but the war in Ireland is only just beginning, as the IRA and the Black and Tans move on to the attack. It all seems very remote to Miranda Martin, during that miraculous Indian summer. Her father, hoping to forget his dead wife, thinks of nothing but his trees; Miranda thinks of the future, a future which must surely include Cathal, who brings news from Dublin. Everything seems calm and serene. But then Andrew, her officer brother, comes home, bringing his eccentric, likeable friend Harry, and as the Indian summer fades, the scene is set for tragedy.
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About the author: Jennifer Johnston
Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any, generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard... Read more
Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any, generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS), the Yorkshire Post Award, Best Book of the Year (twice, for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS and HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?). She was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.
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Review:
Uncliched, wondrously (and deftly) evocative of time and place, and remarkably moving Kirkus Reviews One of Ireland's finest writers Sunday Tribune An immaculate artist: understated, unshowy, a...Read more
Uncliched, wondrously (and deftly) evocative of time and place, and remarkably moving Kirkus Reviews One of Ireland's finest writers Sunday Tribune An immaculate artist: understated, unshowy, a careful and economical craftswoman of language and all the loose, unwieldy stuff of emotion Scotsman One of our most impressive novelists Sunday Express
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