Title The Burning of Bridget Cleary. A True Story.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher UK Pimlico 1999
0712665900 / 9780712665902
Seller ID 005900
Previous owner's name inside, pages lightly tanning with a little foxing in places. In 1895 twenty-six-year-old Bridget Cleary disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first, some said that the fairies had taken her into their stronghold in a nearby hill, from where she would emerge, riding a white horse. But then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Her husband, father, aunt and four cousins were arrested and charges, while newspapers in nearby Clonmel , and then in Dublin, Cork and London and further afield attempted to make sense of what had happened. In this lurid and fascinating episode, set in the last decade of the nineteenth century, we witness the collision of town and country, of storytelling and science, of old and new. The torture and burning of Bridget Cleary caused a sensation in 1895 which continues to reverberate more than a hundred years later.
IRELAND/IRISH HISTORY/IRISH INTEREST/BRIDGET CLEARY/NON FICTION/MURDER/TORTURE