Released on 10 June 1988.

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The Silent People

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Continuing the adventures of several generations of one Irish family, The Silent People is the story of a young educated man from Connacht, and life at the time of the famine in Ireland.

Despite his reluctance, Dualta is drawn into the political unrest of his times because of the degradation of the people by tyrannical landlords and inescapable injustices.

Along with Seek the Fair Land and The Scorching Wind, The Silent People is a fascinating examination of the history and events that fueled the fight for freedom in Ireland.

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Walter Macken writes with passion . . a quite brilliant novel
Written with all the power of suppressed pity and rage.
Liverpool Daily Post