This book is about a walk on the Camino Ignacio in Spain, that ended in failure through injury that ironically illustrates key aspects of Ignatian Spirituality. Ignatius himself was a 'wounded' soldier and limped his way across Spain as he managed to turn apparent failure into a great conversion to Christ.
Presented here is a debut collection of short stories set in Ireland and the Deep South of America. They reveal lives where dreams, memory and chance can lead to horrifying consequences; worlds where obsession and dark tensions seethe just beneath the surface.
Tom Crean became a national icon following the publication of the bestselling book An Unsung Hero. After rescuing Crean from obscurity, Michael Smith's remarkable story now forms part of the curriculum in Irish schools. Other spin-offs include a Crean statue, an award-wining stage play, and a Guinness TV ad.
The Norman invasion of Britain, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, is well known, but the later invasion of Ireland is much less well documented. This book describes how Ireland was invaded and settled by the French-speaking Normans from north-west France, whose language and culture had already come to dominate most of Britain.