Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born in Salisbury, England). Rutherfurd settled near Dublin, Ireland in the early s, but currently divides his time between Europe and North America. New York: The . The Princes of Ireland has ratings and reviews. Jaline said: From Edward Rutherfurd’s website:Q. You have said in interviews in the past that. The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) and The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2).

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Obviously this makes me slightly concerned about how much I may enjoy or not enjoy reading Russka and Sarum, but hopefully they at least diblin some good qualities.

Edward Rutherfurd

Fortunately, many critics and journalists pointed out the error. Novels by Edward Rutherfurd.

One notable forerunner was John Masters ‘ “The Rock” which does essentially the same for Gibraltar Views Read Edit View history. It seems to me that those of us in the business of storytelling, in books, plays or movies, have an ethical obligation not to mislead our audiences over the historical record, especially when subjects may be emotive and affect our attitudes to others. Aug 03, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast rublin characters—druids and chieftains, monks and rutheerfurd, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards—we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

I had a problem defining the date of the Edward Talbot affair. The Princes of Ireland will appeal to all of them — and to anyone who relishes epic entertainment spun by rutherrfurd master. I struggled for pages and then tried skpping around.


Meticulously researched and authentically told, Rutherfurd does a masterful job in tying together Ireland of the last years together in rich historical context. Edward Rutherfurd has introduced millions of readers to the human diblin that are the lifeblood of history.

He writes wonderful sagas, tales that cover centuries, always keeping these long stories lively by telling us about the events and conflicts of people’s lives.

The Dublin Saga 1. View all 5 comments. As he moves from one family to another, his characters Ok, so I have to preface this review by admiting that I did my studies in Irish history so I’m bound to be a bit biased. The ancient Fergus clan were charged with the upkeep of the crossing and to offer refreshment and shelter to those who broke their journey there. Leaps through the centuries.

Sorry to say, I couldn’t finish this book. It was told in segments involving multiple generations.

Sorry this review is a little cryptic – I just don’t want to post any spoilers! Patrick’s arrival in Ireland in A. I think if the book had been broken into smaller books I would have stuck with them but I just couldn’t with them being all in one book.

Divided into a number of parts, each chapter represents a different era in the area of the novel’s history. I began to get bored during the Strongbow section and struggled at the end. Not only did he set his story against every major historical event on the island, but his description of the nuances of daily life allowed me a glimpse into each generations’ work, play and home.


Retrieved 20 December Last year I cheated a bit and read both London and the Forest, which, while interesting, lacked the same intruging characters and drive as Paris, but it’s become clear to me that Rutherfurd’s writing style has evolved and improve I’m so glad that I decided to read the first book of the Dublin Saga as my annual summer read from Edward Rutherford, rather than one of his stand-alone novels I have Russka and Sarum on my shelf as wellsince it completely renewed my faith in his historical fiction.

I’m sure it’s true, it just wasn’t one of the aspects they dwelt on too deeply at my own convent school Five centuries later, the Vikings make their mark, and Rutherfurd skips ahead with chronicles of the monastery at Glendalough, the Book of Kells and the death of Brian Boru founder of the O’Brians with his Pyrrhic victory over the high king of Tara in They just seemed like incarnations of people already introduced.

The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd

Aug 13, RJay rated it liked it. It was a way the reader could relate to the native Irish as they began to be forgotten. Stay in Touch Sign up. Because the author’s research was so extensive and otherwise accurate to my knowledge, the discrepancy must lie with me.