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Without My Cloak Kate O'Brien

Without My Cloak By Kate O'Brien

Without My Cloak by Kate O'Brien


Kate O'Brien's first novel, Without My Cloak, is a riveting portrait of three generations of an Irish family: of matches made and lost for the sake of respectability, of divided loyalties, and of freedom suppressed by both religion and the pride of the family name.

Without My Cloak Summary

Without My Cloak by Kate O'Brien

When Anthony Considine creeps into Mellick town with a stolen horse in 1789, it sets the destiny of his family for decades to come. By the 1850s, through thrift and hard work, his son Honest John has made the Considines a leading Mellick family. With his father's money, John's son Anthony builds a grand country house for his wife and children - but especially for his youngest son Denis, who he adores, little knowing that one day Denis will threaten the toil of generations with his love for a peasant girl . . .

Without My Cloak Reviews

Reading WITHOUT MY CLOAK was the first time I realised how powerful the small ordinary family life story can be * Maeve Binchy *
A peculiarly beautiful and arresting piece of fiction * J.B. Priestly *
Rush out for the works of Kate O'Brien. You are in for a treat * Val Hennessy *

About Kate O'Brien

Kate O'Brien (1897-1974), one of Ireland's greatest and best-loved writers, was born in Limerick. As well as writing plays, travel and biography, she published nine wonderful novels.

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Without My Cloak by Kate O'Brien
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