Having grown up in an Irish country house built in 1847, author and historian Turtle Bunbury has long harboured a fascination with that epic year, pitched at the frenetic centre of a momentous century. He has assembled 36 stories from around the world that capture the spirit of the age.
1847 is a rich and stirring portrait of a chaotic globe surging towards the modern age, where eclectic characters and revolutionary events collide to reveal a world of bold genius, fearsome savagery and the most noble generosity.
The eye-catching yellow dust jacket design incorporates the numerals of the title in pillar format, juxtaposed with subject-appropriate etchings of the period.
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