RED HUGH OF IRELAND by Jeannette Civert Nolan

RED HUGH OF IRELAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Red Hugh is a boy hero worthy the same enthusiastic admiration extended to Young Douglas, but Scottish history is more familiar than Irish history, so Hugh is a less familiar character in historical fiction. For that reason, this story of Hugh's capture, his refusal to allow himself to be ransomed when he learns the terms and what it would mean to his clan, the O'Donnells, his escape, with the aid of his chum, Artie, a servant girl in the prison and her soldier sweetheart, -- is all the more welcome -- real addition to the historical background for a phase of Elizabethan history slighted in most accounts of the period. The author is known for her adult novels.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1938
Publisher: Harper