Ennis, County Clare, in western Ireland, was at the heart of the Famine, and was therefore chosen by Edward Rutherfurd as the setting for the main action of his 'Famine' chapter in his second Irish book. There was also a particularly interesting parliamentary election in Ennis, at the height of the Famine, and this is also part of the story.
See also Famine




Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.

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