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The secret scripture

Author: Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2008.
Series: James Tait Black memorial prize., Fiction.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 9780753181782 0753181789 0753181797 9780753181799
OCLC Number: 245563204
Notes: Originally published: London: Faber.
Awards: Winner of Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award 2009.
Winner of Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2009.
Winner of Costa Novel Award 2008.
Winner of Costa Book of the Year 2008.
Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009.
Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009.
Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008.
Description: 369 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Series Title: James Tait Black memorial prize., Fiction.
Responsibility: Sebastian Barry.

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Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope.

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