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By Turtle Bunbury

Discover the eclectic characters & progressive occasions of a 12 months that became the area upside down.
Having grown up in an Irish nation residence in-built 1847, writer and historian TURTLE BUNBURY has lengthy been enthusiastic about that epic yr. decided to appreciate its zeitgeist, he has assembled 38 amazing tales that came about around the planet in the course of these twelve tumultuous months. 
With his penchant for the quirky, Bunbury confronts all demeanour of human firm to bare a global of the Aristocracy and generosity, of daring genius and fearsome savagery, embracing every thing from the salty seadogs who explored the Pacific and Arctic oceans to show-stopping entertainers like Lola Montez and normal Tom Thumb - the intrepid pioneers who stumbled throughout the mountains and prairies of the Americas to the ground-breaking inventors of the doughnut, the gumball and the Christmas cracker - the famine-starved Irish and persecuted German emigrants to the Vietnamese emperor's warfare with the French - the ivory-tinkling genius of Liszt and Mendelssohn to the horse-bound Comanche warriors who ruled Texas - the yank opium magnates who ran roughshod over China to the Irish infantrymen who fought for Mexico.


'1847' is a rollicking globe-trot that finds an international whose middle pounded every piece as quickly and as livid because it does today. By turns poignant, outlandish, curious and provocative, this is often heritage at its such a lot invigorating - as landscape, as epic.
The 2016 Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson writes: "I've consistently enjoyed Turtle's
writing, the wit and heartbeat in his heritage. '1847' is, for me, the easiest factor he has performed so far. it's brilliant, spectacular, highly interesting; an unforgettable come across with an 
extraordinary year."

'An completely awesome book.' 
 Patrick Geoghegan, affiliate Professor in background at Trinity university, Dublin.
'Turtle Bunbury's open-handed, clear-sighted and finely written e-book comes clean and, i would nearly say, redeemed out of the moil and hurricane of controversy that surrounded the subject of the struggle, in one thousand various guises within the a long time due to the fact its finish. Turtle holds out his hand within the current, looking the misplaced arms of the prior, in darkness, in darkness, but in addition unexpectedly within the transparent gentle of kindness - within the upshot acknowledging their imperilled life with an excellent flourish, a veritable banner, of fantastic stories.' 
Sebastian Barry, writer of The mystery Scripture 
'Turtle keeps the fantastic listening and yarn-spinning he has honed within the Vanishing eire sequence, utilizing it to veterans of the 1st international War.The tales he recreates are poignant, whimsical and bleakly humorous, bringing again into the sunshine the lives of people that came upon themselves at the fallacious aspect of heritage after the fight for Irish independence. this can be my form of micro-history.' 
John Grenham, The Irish Times

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