POLLY OF BRIDGEWATER FARM, AN UNKNOWN IRISH HISTORY

Author: Catharine Fleming McKenty

Synopsis: This is the story of an idyllic Irish childhood torn asunder by the famine of 1847, and the trials of emigration to a new life in Canada. It was on her father’s farm, that Polly spent two idyllic years with her parents, George and Jane Noble. Then, on January 6, 1839, the infamous ‘Big Wind’ rose out of the sea and swept across Ireland, wailing like a thousand banshees, finally killing her father and changing her life forever. The second time disaster struck her life, Polly, barely ten years old, would find herself on the sea, marching towards a new life in Canada. 

This book, although fiction, is based on actual historical events and people. There are 36 pages of colour, which include illustrations of scenes from the time, as well as family photographs.

Genre: Irish Historic Fiction

Published in: 2014

No. of Pages: 241

ISBN: 97819269534