SHADOW IN THE GLEN by Kyle Cullen

SHADOW IN THE GLEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The familiar theme of the Black and Tan rebellion makes up the leitmotif of this woman's novel. The heroine, of Scotch-Irish parentage, must choose between Scotland and safety and the ""terrible beauty"" of a struggling Ireland. Her choice lies with the Irish patriots as she plays her part in the smuggling of amunition, the aiding of prisoners, and the general harassing of the British. Her love for a patriot and her ardently partisan cousin's love for a young man of doubtful affiliations lead to a resolution in which humanity breaks through the fetters of constricting nationalism. In this first novel there is a distinct flavor of Celtic lyricism, which does not, however, redeem the generally slim and familiar content of the story. A convincing but not revealing exposition of turmoil in Ireland; a story which, in the light of Odd Man Out and other staples on the Irish rebellion, demands more authority, greater insight than Shadow in the Glen affords.

Pub Date: July 10th, 1959
Publisher: Crowell