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Fools of fortune

Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1984.
Series: A King Penguin
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Quinton, a young Irishman who survived the 1918 'troubles, ' fell in love with a beautiful English cousin. Not until fifty years later did he learn that they have a child." *** "Willie Quinton lives with his Protestant family and is shockingly thrown into the violence of the Irish 'Troubles' in 1918. With the sudden death of his father and siblings through an act of terrorism, he is brought up by a maid,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Trevor
ISBN: 0140068767 9780140068764 0140111816 9780140111811
OCLC Number: 12321061
Notes: Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 1983.
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1983
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1983
Description: 191 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: A King Penguin
Responsibility: William Trevor.

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When an informer's body is found shortly after the First World War on the estate of the Quintons, a wealthy Irish family, an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion, where only young Willie and  Read more...

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