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Old 03-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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You have to.......

You must read "The Great Irish Potatoe Famine" by Donnely, the definitive tome.

And, while definitely not about the troubles, but very funny/interesting/informative - everything really - fiction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Anna_Somerville

And for a modern laugh... "The Irish Country Doctor" by Patrick Taylor.

Sadly I don't think the Taylor works are digitised yet, but the Sommerville & Ross are on Gutenberg, and I don't know about the Donnelly - but it deserves a place on the shelf for anyone interested in Irish history.
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