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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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