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Tipperary - A Novel of Ireland-logo

Tipperary - A Novel of Ireland

Frank Delaney

Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles O'Brien loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people. As a healer, he travels the countryside dispensing traditional cures while soaking up stories and legends of bygone times. At the age of forty, summoned to Paris to treat his dying countryman-the famous and infamous Oscar Wilde-Charles experiences the fateful moment of his life. In a chance encounter with a young Englishwoman, eighteen-year-old April Burke, he is instantly and passionately smitten-but callously rejected. Vowing to improve himself, Charles returns to Ireland, where he undertakes the preservation of the great and abandoned estate of Tipperary, in whose shadow he has lived his whole life-and which, he discovers, may belong to April and her father. As Charles pursues his obsession, he writes the "History" of his own life and country. While doing so, he meets the great figures of the day, and also falls victim to less well-known characters-who prove far more dangerous. TIPPERARY also features a second "historian": a present-day commentator, a retired and obscure history teacher who suddenly discovers that he has much at stake in the telling of Charles's story. In this gloriously absorbing and utterly satisfying novel, a man's passion for the woman he loves is twinned with his country's emergence as a nation. TIPPERARY once again proves Frank Delaney's unrivaled mastery at bringing Irish history to life. From the Compact Disc edition.

Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles O'Brien loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people. As a healer, he travels the countryside dispensing traditional cures while soaking up stories and legends of bygone times. At the age of forty, summoned to Paris to treat his dying countryman-the famous and infamous Oscar Wilde-Charles experiences the fateful moment of his life. In a chance encounter with a young Englishwoman, eighteen-year-old April Burke, he is instantly and passionately smitten-but callously rejected. Vowing to improve himself, Charles returns to Ireland, where he undertakes the preservation of the great and abandoned estate of Tipperary, in whose shadow he has lived his whole life-and which, he discovers, may belong to April and her father. As Charles pursues his obsession, he writes the "History" of his own life and country. While doing so, he meets the great figures of the day, and also falls victim to less well-known characters-who prove far more dangerous. TIPPERARY also features a second "historian": a present-day commentator, a retired and obscure history teacher who suddenly discovers that he has much at stake in the telling of Charles's story. In this gloriously absorbing and utterly satisfying novel, a man's passion for the woman he loves is twinned with his country's emergence as a nation. TIPPERARY once again proves Frank Delaney's unrivaled mastery at bringing Irish history to life. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles O'Brien loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people. As a healer, he travels the countryside dispensing traditional cures while soaking up stories and legends of bygone times. At the age of forty, summoned to Paris to treat his dying countryman-the famous and infamous Oscar Wilde-Charles experiences the fateful moment of his life. In a chance encounter with a young Englishwoman, eighteen-year-old April Burke, he is instantly and passionately smitten-but callously rejected. Vowing to improve himself, Charles returns to Ireland, where he undertakes the preservation of the great and abandoned estate of Tipperary, in whose shadow he has lived his whole life-and which, he discovers, may belong to April and her father. As Charles pursues his obsession, he writes the "History" of his own life and country. While doing so, he meets the great figures of the day, and also falls victim to less well-known characters-who prove far more dangerous. TIPPERARY also features a second "historian": a present-day commentator, a retired and obscure history teacher who suddenly discovers that he has much at stake in the telling of Charles's story. In this gloriously absorbing and utterly satisfying novel, a man's passion for the woman he loves is twinned with his country's emergence as a nation. TIPPERARY once again proves Frank Delaney's unrivaled mastery at bringing Irish history to life. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Length:

16h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:59


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:41


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:30


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:05


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:40


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:23


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:30


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:47


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:07


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:22


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:06


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:06


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:42


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:28


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:34


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:55


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:57


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:05


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:44


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:17


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:53


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:52


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:50


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

02:47


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:46


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:12


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:24


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:21


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:12


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:24


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:03


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:09


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:03


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:59


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:14


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:00


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:20


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:18


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:28


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:11


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:07


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:59


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:00


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:49


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:23


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:26


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:23


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:45


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:34


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:52


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:06


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:09


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:07


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:06


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:20


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:30


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:03


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:12


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:00


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:20


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:48


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:36


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:48


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:16


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:21


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:53


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:04


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

02:48


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:40


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:40


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:47


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:50


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:50


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:01


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:15


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:30


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:45


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:19

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