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Ebony Angel

Written by
Mary Burpee

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318 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873361
$19.95 CA

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About the Book    Mary Burpee (nee Kennedy) was born on an Alberta homestead. As a child she was fascinated by the stories her father told her about growing up in Dublin and Bantry.
   Her life-long interest in her Irish roots, fostered by the stories her father told and furthered by some interesting genealogical discoveries, was the compelling force behind Ebony Angel.
   Ebony Angel is a historical novel set in 19th century Ireland. The main characters are fictitious. Some of what happens to them is not. The beautiful, head-strong, horse-loving protagonist rails against the harsh and unfair laws heaped on Irish Catholics by their English rulers. For generations those laws fostered a hatred of anything English - a force that has been like bubbles bursting in a pot of porridge. In Ebony Angel those bursting bubbles shatter dreams, destroy lives. It is a page-turner with an unusual twist. Its sequel, Shades of Ebony, is in the works.

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About the Author Mary Burpee
Mary Burpee (1918- ) was born on an Alberta homestead and lived a full life on an Alberta farm raising Arabian horses and performing other farm work, while enjoying the full view of the aurora borealis. After travelling the world, she wrote vivid travelogues, and she has also published many articles about farm life. Her books "Musk Oxen of Gango" and "Horses Around My Heart" have been published by Borealis Press. Although diagnosed with cancer, she still rides an Arabian horse.

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