A Long Long Way
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2006)
|February 3, 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover) & Paperback|
|LC Class||PR6052.A729 L66 2005|
|Preceded by||Annie Dunne|
|Followed by||The Secret Scripture|
The young protagonist Willie Dunne leaves Dublin to fight voluntarily for the Allies as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, leaving behind his prospective bride Gretta and his policeman father. He is caught between the warfare playing out on foreign fields (mainly at Flanders) and that festering at home, waiting to erupt with the Easter Rising.
In a 2009 US National Public Radio interview, author R. L. Stine stated that A Long Long Way was one of the most beautifully written books he had ever read, and gave copies of the novel to friends and family to read.