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“An intimate portrait of a young mother as she attempts to navigate the political and social complexities of early 20th 

century Dublin. Full of social and historical detail – but always warmly human” Catherine Dunne, author

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Ellen, romantic and naïve, falls in love with James, an Irishman 

serving in the British Army. He is posted to India and this, for her, 

is a dream come true. After seven years of heartache and joy, and a 

lifestyle which is leisurely and luxurious, they return to Ireland and 

James is demobbed.

 

They settle with their three young children in Dublin, a city rife 

with political and civil unrest, and beset with terrible poverty. When 

World War I is declared, James re-enlists. Ellen is left to bring up 

her children alone, in a city which views the wives of British 

soldiers with suspicion.

 

If James survives and returns, it will be to a different Ireland, one 

which has lived through the 1916 Rising and its aftermath, where anti-

British sentiment grows stronger every day.

 

Ellen longs for James but worries. Will there be a place for them in 

this new Ireland

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A Soldier's Wife - Marion Reynolds

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“An intimate portrait of a young mother as she attempts to navigate the political and social complexities of early 20th 

century Dublin. Full of social and historical detail – but always warmly human” Catherine Dunne, author

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