After The Rising & Before The Fall, Northern Reader

“This is a book of fine writing… with an excellent ear for the voices of the past and the present, the shocks and pain inflicted by people, the suffering of loss and the pleasures of love. The explanations and anecdotes are beautifully rendered with the power of vivid imagination rooted in popular tales and legends. The characters are equally vivid, revealed with a sure hand… A memorable book which has a wide sweep of emotions and a powerful range of description.” NORTHERN READER