Sean O'Driscoll

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber
  • Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber

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    The astonishing story of the English heiress who devoted her life to the IRA

    She grew up in a Chelsea townhouse and on a Devon estate.

    She was presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace as a debutante in 1958.

    She trained at Oxford as an academic economist and had a love affair with a female professor (who was on the rebound from Iris Murdoch).

    At thirty, she commenced giving her inheritance away to the poor.

    In 1972, the deadliest year of the Northern Irish Troubles, she travelled to Ireland and joined the IRA.

    Sean O'Driscoll's Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber tells the astonishing story of Rose Dugdale, who went on to become a committed terrorist, participating in a major art heist and a bombing raid on a police and army barracks; who kept a pregnancy secret for nine months in prison and gave birth there; and who ended up at the heart of the IRA's bomb-making operation during its deadly final spasms in the 1990s. Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber is both the page-turning biography of a remarkable woman and a groundbreaking account of the inner workings of a terrorist organization.

    © Sean O'Driscoll 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

RELEASED 16/06/2022

Sean O'Driscoll is the author of The Accidental Spy, the bestselling true story of an American trucker who became an FBI spy within the IRA. His investigative journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and the Irish Times. He previously worked as an immigration and criminal lawyer in New York and now works as a news editor at the Irish Daily Mail.

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