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Name Upon Name (Paperback) (Sheena Wilkinson)

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Belfast in 1916, and 14-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background—rural, Catholic Irish values from her mother; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad. Her parents are relaxed in their politics but others in the family circle are more extreme: Aunt Violet is a die-hard anti-Home Ruler, while Uncle Sean is staunchly nationalist. Helen’s older cousin Sandy joined the army straight from school and has already seen action in France, while cousin Michael is deployed to Dublin to help quell the Rising, where he’s expected to open fire on his fellow Irishmen. Who and what are they fighting for?

Belfast in 1916. Fourteen-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background—rural, Catholic Irish values from her mother Kathleen; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad James. Her parents are relaxed in their politics but others in the family circle are more extreme: Aunt Violet is a die-hard anti-Home Ruler, more British than the king, while Uncle Sean is staunchly nationalist. These are the parents of Helen’s older cousins: Sandy, who joined the army straight from school and has already seen action in France, and Michael, who runs away from home to enlist. But before he leaves for France, Michael is deployed to Dublin to help quell the Rising, where he’s expected to open fire on his fellow Irishmen. Who and what are they fighting for?

 

Number of Pages: 158.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / General, People + Places / Europe
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Sheena Wilkinson
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51135833
UPC: 9781910411360
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-0239

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