The Silent People

Walter Macken

22 May 2014
368 pages


In Ireland in 1826 millions knew only famine, oppression and degradation. The landlords ground down the tenant famers; tithe wars and injustice were rife.

But Dualta Duane battles against tyranny, struggling to survive the evils of hunger, poverty and disease. Courageous and fortified by an enduring love, Duane's unconquerable spirit personifies the love of freedom that raged in the soul of Ireland.

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