It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
Based on Family History Research this novel – still a work in progress – follows a family who have managed to trace their roots back to Southern Ireland where they find their ‘long lost’ relations. In Tipperary. It has taken 20 years of research to track them down.
Upon discovering this branch of their family a visit is undertaken to reunite the English and the Irish family, and three of the English family travel to Tipperary to visit what is left of the Irish family.
It is one of my humorous stories (I hope you will laugh) and there are no murders or vile crimes in it. However there is a corpse which cannot rest…..so you see I didn’t quite get away without a body.
This is a story of an Irish family split down the middle in WW1 with one brother fighting for the British and dying of his wounds at the Somme, and another fighting for what is now known as the Irish Republican Army, his involvement in the Easter Uprisings and subsequent imprisonment in England in 1916.
It is about life in a tiny Irish village where the Priest rules the roost and the Pub is the centre of everything. Some of these ‘pubs’ are actually inside people’s houses.
The English visitors find themselves totally bewildered by the lives of their relations and the Irish family cannot work the English out at all; they speak funny for a start….and there lies most of the problems!
I hope to complete ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ this year……