5 A LITTLE GEM OF A BOOKwillyrfc | 10/12/2009 | See all willyrfc's reviews (26)This book is simply excellent,def in my top 5 books of all time. its starts in the mid 1800s in rural ireland and tells the story of many differnt characters over a few generations. This book proved near impossible for me to put down when i started reading it and i found myself sitting at 4am on a few occaisions still reading away. If your thinking of giving this book a go then dont think any more just read it,i can guarantee you wont be dissapointed!!