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Tread Softly On My Dreams

(1990)
The Robert Emmet Story
A novel by

 
The book some have called "THE IRISH " LES MISERABLES" And others (Ireland On Sunday) "ON AS GRAND A SCALE AS FLANAGAN'S `THE YEAR OF THE FRENCH' In her historical `faction' novels, Gretta Curran Browne tells the story of actual people and actual events and, apart from using a few minor fictional characters, she does not change history or distort the true stories of the worthy people she has "reclaimed" from history to bring to a present-day audience. When first published in hardback, Tread Softly On My Dreams and Fire On The Hill were bought by the University of Notre Dame in the USA, The National Library of Ireland, and The Princess Grace Irish Library in the Palace of Monaco. AN EPIC NOVEL FROM IRELAND'S PAST. (Book One of THE LIBERTY TRILOGY) "Beautifully written, meticulously researched, immensely enjoyable and, by turns, heartbreaking and uplifting". Sunday Independent. The Emmets were Protestants, belonging to the elite society of Ireland's ruling class. Born in 1778, Robert Emmet was the gentle and diffident youngest son of the State Physician of Ireland, growing up in the heart of a prosperous and loving family, one of the most respected in Dublin city. From his parents ge acquired a deep love of Ireland and a commitment to justice. From his brother Thomas he acquired an understanding of the divisions and inequalities of his country. It was in the historic year of 1798 that Robert's life changed from its charted course to one of rebellion. A brilliant student at Trinity, he cast aside all hopes of a scientific career, all the privileges of his class, to join the United Irishmen - a society dedicated to the union of Protestant and Catholic. After the bloody '98 Rebellion, Robert was forced to flee to France. But even as his boat sailed away from his beloved homeland, he looked back and knew he would return - to the cause of his country's liberty, and to the beautiful girl he had fallen in love with, Sarah Curran, the daughter of Ireland's most talented lawyer. He returned - and met Anne Devlin, a wild and brave Catholic country girl, who became his most devoted and loyal companion. Set against the background of the beauty of Ireland, the dark clouds of its past, as well as the humour and dreams of its people, this is a passionate and powerful true story of three young people, Robert Emmet, Anne Devlin, and Sarah Curran, drawn together in love, in hope, and tragedy.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams (The Liberty Trilogy)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-9955582-5-6 / 978-0-9955582-5-0
Publisher: GCB Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: Tread Softly on My Dreams
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-7472-0249-4 / 978-0-7472-0249-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams: Volume 1 (The Liberty Trilogy)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-9955582-8-0 / 978-0-9955582-8-1
Publisher: GCB Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams (The Liberty Trilogy)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-9927374-6-X / 978-0-9927374-6-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eighty-Eight Publications
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams (The Liberty Trilogy) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 1-4912-8543-5 / 978-1-4912-8543-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams: (5 x 8 Paperback)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 1-4782-5097-6 / 978-1-4782-5097-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly On My Dreams
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 1-4775-2034-1 / 978-1-4775-2034-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 1998 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly on My Dreams: The Robert Emmet Story
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-86327-648-2 / 978-0-86327-648-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wolfhound Press
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Tread Softly on My Dreams
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
ISBN: 0-7472-3612-7 / 978-0-7472-3612-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: TREAD SOFTLY ON MY DREAMS : An Epic Novel From Ireland's Past (Robert Emmet's Story) (The Liberty Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Gretta Curran Browne
Publisher: GCB Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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