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Literacy Focus Week 1

By Miss Ravenscroft

Literacy Focus Week 1

Book Review

A Long Long Way – by Sebastian Barry

The Irish author, Sebastian Barry, has created a powerful novel about the realities of World War 1 for 18 year old Willie Dunne. He leaves behind Dublin, his family, and Greta, the girl he plans to marry when he enlists in the Allied forces to face the Germans on the Western Front. Once there, he encounters the true horrors of war and is only vaguely aware of the political tensions that have grown in Ireland in his absence waiting to erupt with the Easter Rising of 1916.

Word of the week


Adjective – Fearless, heroic