• "Expertly researched, full, undemanding and highly readable account of a place he has grown to know well"

    Maeve Binchy, Ireland on Sunday
  • "The author writes with a charm and an authority that comes from considerable research this is a really handsome book"

    Irish Independent
  • "The author bounds excitedly through Irish history, interweaving narrative with historical encounters. . . Rutherfurd keeps racing through the pages"

    Daily Express
  • "Sublime talent. . . this is history with a human face and a fanciful soul"

    Good Book Guide