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“Markievicz – Prison Letters and Rebel Writings” – in the shops now

The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, edited by Esther Roper and first published in 1932 became an instant classic of feminist literature and was re-issued in 1986 by British publishers,Virago, bringing it to a new audience of readers. Though the original book provided a unique insight into one of Irish history’s most remarkable figures, it […]

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‘Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings’

On Sunday December 28, the Irish rebel Constance Markievicz, then interned at Holloway Prison in London, received the news that she had been elected as a Sinn Féin MP to the House of Commons – the first woman ever so elected. To  celebrate, a new Merrion Press edition of her prison (and other) letters, first […]

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