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The star man : a novel. The true story of Willie Kean, journalist and rebel / Conor O'Clery.

By: O'Clery, Conor.
Publisher: Bantry, Co. Cork : Somerville Press, 2016Description: 315 pages : maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780992736460 (paperback).Subject(s): Kean, William -- Fiction | Revolutionaries -- Ireland -- 18th century -- Fiction | English fiction -- 21st century. -- Irish authorsSummary: This is a historical novel about William Kean, a journalist and rebel in the 1790s, and of his newspaper, the Northern Star, which for a few short years outraged the gentry and propagated revolt throughout Ireland. Willie Kean is a real person. He was caught up in an extraordinary drama of intrigue, violence and betrayal, as the mainly Presbyterian population of Belfast and the adjacent counties simmered with revolutionary fervour, inspired by events in France and America. He tells the story himself in this imagined account of his turbulent life and loves during the years leading up to the rebellion of 1798.
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This is a historical novel about William Kean, a journalist and rebel in the 1790s, and of his newspaper, the Northern Star, which for a few short years outraged the gentry and propagated revolt throughout Ireland. Willie Kean is a real person. He was caught up in an extraordinary drama of intrigue, violence and betrayal, as the mainly Presbyterian population of Belfast and the adjacent counties simmered with revolutionary fervour, inspired by events in France and America. He tells the story himself in this imagined account of his turbulent life and loves during the years leading up to the rebellion of 1798.

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