By Turtle Bunbury

ISBN-10: 0717168344

ISBN-13: 9780717168347

Discover the eclectic characters & innovative occasions of a yr that became the area upside down.
Having grown up in an Irish state residence in-built 1847, writer and historian TURTLE BUNBURY has lengthy been fascinated about that epic 12 months. decided to appreciate its zeitgeist, he has assembled 38 awesome 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 conflict with the French - the ivory-tinkling genius of Liszt and Mendelssohn to the horse-bound Comanche warriors who ruled Texas - the yankee opium magnates who ran roughshod over China to the Irish squaddies who fought for Mexico.


'1847' is a rollicking globe-trot that finds an international whose center pounded each piece as quickly and as livid because it does today. By turns poignant, outlandish, curious and provocative, this can be heritage at its so much invigorating - as landscape, as epic.
The 2016 Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson writes: "I've regularly enjoyed Turtle's
writing, the wit and heartbeat in his historical past. '1847' is, for me, the easiest factor he has performed so far. it really is vibrant, wonderful, highly enjoyable; an unforgettable stumble upon with an 
extraordinary year."

'An totally outstanding book.' 
 Patrick Geoghegan, affiliate Professor in background at Trinity collage, Dublin.
'Turtle Bunbury's open-handed, clear-sighted and finely written e-book comes clean and, i would virtually say, redeemed out of the moil and typhoon of controversy that surrounded the subject of the conflict, in 1000 assorted guises within the a long time in view that its finish. Turtle holds out his hand within the current, looking the misplaced fingers of the earlier, in darkness, in darkness, but additionally by surprise within the transparent mild of kindness - within the upshot acknowledging their imperilled lifestyles with an excellent flourish, a veritable banner, of fantastic stories.' 
Sebastian Barry, writer of The mystery Scripture 
'Turtle maintains the fantastic listening and yarn-spinning he has honed within the Vanishing eire sequence, utilising it to veterans of the 1st global War.The tales he recreates are poignant, whimsical and bleakly humorous, bringing again into the sunshine the lives of people that came across themselves at the improper facet of background after the fight for Irish independence. this is often my type of micro-history.' 
John Grenham, The Irish Times

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