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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Whitest Flower
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"Set against the backdrop of the Great Famine, this is the story of the triumph of one woman amidst Ireland's despair. It is August 1845. In Dublin's Botanic Gardens, Phytophora infestans is discovered for the first time. The bacteria was to result in the Great Famine, an event of holocaust proportions that affected every man, woman and child in Ireland. England's shame; Ireland's tragedy . Ellen O'Malley is one such victim. She loses her husband, is duped into going to Australia to lead a better life, leaving three of her beloved children behind. She travels aboard a coffin ship and arrives emaciated and ill with her new baby. But Ellen, a woman with an indomitable spirit, rises above her oppression and eventually returns to wreak revenge on those perpetrators of her misery."

-Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      HarperCollins Australia ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 545 p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Reprinted: 1999 Hardcover ,
      ISBN: 9780002258159, 0002258153, 9780002256780, 0002256789
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      HarperCollins Australia ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 640 p.p.
      Reprinted: 2011
      ISBN: 0007336896, 9780007336890
Alternative title: Die irische Nacht
Language: German
    • Berlin,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Rutten und Loening ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 668 p.p.
      ISBN: 335200563X, 9783352005633
    • Berlin,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Aufbau ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 669p.
      ISBN: 374661841X, 9783746618418

Works about this Work

Ellen O'Malley On Three Continents Doreen O'Neill , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Jan-Feb no. 1 2000; (p. 19)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
An Epic Tale Faerlie Smith , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Bibliofile , August vol. 10 no. 1 1999; (p. 32-34)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
Untitled Chris Brice , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 February 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
Songwriter Dons Another Cap as Writer of Fiction Christopher Bantick , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 24 January 1999; (p. 18)
An Epic Tale Faerlie Smith , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Bibliofile , August vol. 10 no. 1 1999; (p. 32-34)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
Ellen O'Malley On Three Continents Doreen O'Neill , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Jan-Feb no. 1 2000; (p. 19)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
Untitled Chris Brice , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 February 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of The Whitest Flower Brendan Graham , 1998 single work novel
Songwriter Dons Another Cap as Writer of Fiction Christopher Bantick , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 24 January 1999; (p. 18)
Last amended 3 Oct 2018 11:44:04
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    Canada,
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    Americas,
  • South Australia,
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Australia,
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