Of Irish BloodBook - 2015
Fleeing a crushing affair, Nora Kelly enters the Left Bank society of early twentieth-century Paris, where she joins the struggle to free Ireland.
It's 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest, and Ireland's revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland.
Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as Gabrielle Chanel, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Nora Barnicle, into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt.
This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
Fleeing a crushing affair to return to the Old World her family fled, Nora Kelly joins the Left Bank society of early 20th-century Paris, where she becomes a revolutionary in the struggle to free Ireland. By the author of Galway Bay. Simultaneous.