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Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber Sean O'Driscoll

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber By Sean O'Driscoll

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber by Sean O'Driscoll


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Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber Summary

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber: The Extraordinary Life of Rose Dugdale by Sean O'Driscoll

'Fascinating . . . O'Driscoll's research is impressive' Ben Macintyre, The Times
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The astonishing story of the English heiress who devoted her life to the IRA

She grew up in a Chelsea townhouse and on a Devon estate.

She was presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace as a debutante in 1958.

She trained at Oxford as an academic economist and had a love affair with a female professor (who was on the rebound from Iris Murdoch).

At thirty, she commenced giving her inheritance away to the poor.

In 1972, the deadliest year of the Northern Irish Troubles, she travelled to Ireland and joined the IRA.

Sean O'Driscoll's Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber tells the astonishing story of Rose Dugdale, who went on to become a committed terrorist, participating in a major art heist and a bombing raid on a police and army barracks; who kept a pregnancy secret for nine months in prison and gave birth there; and who ended up at the heart of the IRA's bomb-making operation during its deadly final spasms in the 1990s. Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber is both the page-turning biography of a remarkable woman and a groundbreaking account of the inner workings of a terrorist organization.
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'It would be hard to overstate how good this book is . . . a fantastic read' Sunday Independent

'Superb . . . an even-handed and thrilling gallop through [Dugdale's] improbable life'
Daily Telegraph

'Possibly the most extraordinary book you'll read this year' Irish Examiner

'Jaw-dropping' Joe Duffy

'Well-researched' Irish Times

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber Reviews

Fascinating . . . O'Driscoll's research is impressive -- Ben Macintyre * The Times *
Riveting -- Roy Foster * TLS *
Generous and well researched -- Rosa Lyster * LRB *
An absorbing, well-researched and extremely well-written account of a life that almost defies belief -- David McCullagh * RTE *

Superb . . . an even-handed and thrilling gallop through [Dugdale's] improbable life

* Daily Telegraph *
Possibly the most extraordinary book you'll read this year * Irish Examiner *
Unputdownable . . . jaw-dropping -- Joe Duffy
It would be hard to overstate how good this book is . . . a fantastic read -- Eilis O'Hanlon * Sunday Independent *
[A] pacey, well-researched book -- Frank Coughlin * Irish Independent *
Well-researched . . . balanced -- Charles Lysaght * Irish Times *
Sean O'Driscoll's fair-minded examination of her extraordinary, often violent life . . . acknowledges her humanity and viciousness * Observer *

About Sean O'Driscoll

Sean O'Driscoll is a journalist and attorney based in Dublin. He is the author of The Accidental Spy, the bestselling true story of an American trucker who became an FBI spy within the IRA. His investigative journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and the Irish Times. He previously worked as an immigration and criminal lawyer in New York and now works as a news editor at the Irish Daily Mail.

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GOR012987919
9781844885565
1844885569
Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber: The Extraordinary Life of Rose Dugdale by Sean O'Driscoll
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20230202
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