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The Killing Snows

(2008)
(The first book in the Irish Famine series)
A novel by

 
 
A fascinating, though shocking, story about love and survival during a desperate time in Irish history.

This book is fiction.

The story that inspired it was not.

In 1990, a box of very old documents was found on a small farm in the west of Ireland. They had been stored for well over a hundred years and told an incredible story of suffering, of love and of courage.

In 1846, a young couple met during the worst days of the Great Irish Famine. The Killing Snows is a way to imagine what led to their meeting and what followed from it.

Powerful and compelling.
Sarah Hackett - The Irish Post

Famine novel likened to Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath.
Connaught Telegraph

A vital reminder of the fragility of life, love and survival.
The Irish Post

Find out more about the author at: thekillingsnows.com

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Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Charles Egan's The Killing Snows

Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Killing Snows: The defining novel of the Great Irish Famine
Author(s): Charles Egan
ISBN: 1-78132-570-7 / 978-1-78132-570-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silverwood Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Killing Snows: The Defining Novel of the Great Irish Famine (The Irish Famine Series)
Author(s): Charles Egan
ISBN: 1-78132-057-8 / 978-1-78132-057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silverwood Books
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Killing Snows
Author(s): Charles Egan
ISBN: 0-85778-010-7 / 978-0-85778-010-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: CallioPress
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Killing Snows
Author(s): Charles Egan
ISBN: 1-905108-08-7 / 978-1-905108-08-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Discovered Authors
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Killing Snows: The Defining Novel of the Great Irish Famine (The Irish Famine Series, Book 1 of 3)
Author(s): Charles Egan
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November 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Killing Snows: The Defining Novel of the Great Irish Famine (The Irish Famine Series Book 1)
Author(s): Charles Egan
Publisher: SilverWood Books
Availability: Amazon