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The Last Storyteller

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Frank Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of Ireland, Shannon, Tipperary, Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, and The Matchmaker of Kenmare, is the unparalleled master of Irish historical fiction, bringing Ireland to life with exceptional warmth, wisdom, and wit. Now, in The Last Storyteller, Delaney weaves an absorbing tale of lasting love, dangerous risk, and the healing power of redemption.

'Every legend and all mythologies exist to teach us how to run our days. In kind fashion. A loving way. But there's no story, no matter how ancient, as important as one's own. So if we're to live good lives, we have to tell ourselves our own story. In a good way.' So says James Clare, Ben MacCarthy's beloved mentor, and it is this fateful advice that will guide Ben through the tumultuous events of Ireland in 1956.

The national mood is downtrodden; poverty, corruption, and a fledgling armed rebellion rattle the countryside, and although Ben wants no part of the upstart insurrection along the northern border, he unknowingly falls in with an IRA sympathizer and is compromised into running guns. Yet despite his perilous circumstances, all he can think about is finding his former wife and true love, the actress Venetia Kelly.

Parted forcibly from Ben years ago, Venetia has returned to Ireland with her new husband, a brutal man and coarse but popular stage performer by the name of Gentleman Jack. Determined not to lose Venetia again, Ben calls upon every bit of his love, courage, and newfound gun-running connections to get her back. And as Ben fights to recapture his halcyon days with Venetia, he must finally reconcile his violent and flawed past with his hopes for a bright and loving future.

Brimming with fascinating Irish history, daring intrigue, and the drama of legendary love, The Last Storyteller is an unforgettable novel as richly textured and inspiring as Ireland itself.

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland
Author(s): Frank Delaney
ISBN: 1-4000-6785-5 / 978-1-4000-6785-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland
Author(s): Frank Delaney
ISBN: 0-8129-7975-3 / 978-0-8129-7975-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland
Author(s): Frank Delaney
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA