Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart. by Brian Gallagher

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Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie’s life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie.

''grey areas of life are well explored and Gallagher introduces ethical, moral, social and gender issues without polarisation - the notion of life often being a 'contest of two or more rights' is well presented ... Gallagher’s historical research is sound' Inis Magazine

Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie’s life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie.

''grey areas of life are well explored and Gallagher introduces ethical, moral, social and gender issues without polarisation - the notion of life often being a 'contest of two or more rights' is well presented ... Gallagher’s historical research is sound' Inis Magazine
Publisher: The O'Brien Press ISBN: 9781847173836 Pages: 224