Smith

At the end of the first book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga, the love-child of Sean O'Byrne runs away to Dublin and takes the name of Smith. In the second book, we follow the fortunes of the Smith family, their rise to wealth, their fall, and their later careers as intellectuals, patriots and rebels in the Easter Rising.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




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