The Burning Of Bridget Cleary: A True Story

byAngela Bourke

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2010

The Burning Of Bridget Cleary: A True Story by Angela Bourke
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In 1895 twenty-six-year-old Bridget Cleary disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first, some said that the fairies had taken her into their stronghold in a nearby hill, from where she would emerge, riding a white horse. But then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Her husband, father, aunt and four cousins were arrested and charged, while newspapers in nearby Clonmel, and then in Dublin, Cork, London and further afield attempted to make sense of what had happened.

In this lurid and fascinating episode, set in the last decade of the nineteenth century, we witness the collision of town and country, of storytelling and science, of old and new. The torture and burning of Bridget Cleary caused a sensation in 1895 which continues to reverberate more than a hundred years later.

Winner of the Irish Times Prize for Non-Fiction

Title:The Burning Of Bridget Cleary: A True StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Random HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1446412326

ISBN - 13:9781446412329

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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