Three years in the troubled British Isles from the bestselling author of Heroic Failure.
In 2011 Queen Elizabeth made her first ever state visit to the Irish Republic. It was a great, moving occasion. In settling once and for all its relationship with Ireland, Britain was also settling its relationship with the rest of the world, taking its place as a normal, equal democracy. It was not to last.
Then came the 2016 referendum, and so began
Three Years in Hell
Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Current Affairs
05 Mar 2020 * 400pp * £5.99 * 9781838935221
'A funny – at times scathing – look at events since the referendum and how they have affected Britain and Ireland'
'Fintan O'Toole's important account of three turbulent Brexit years is of both historical significance and contemporary relevance ... It will both inform and entertain'
'O'Toole is a pitiless and humourful analyst, and Three Years in Hell is packed with uncommon insights'
Fintan O'Toole is a historian, biographer, literary critic and political commentator. His acclaimed columns on Brexit for the Irish Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books have been awarded both the Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize. His books include A Traitor's Kiss, his life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Judging Shaw and White Savage. His investigative, polemical books have all been bestsellers.
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