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Set against the backdrop  of the Irish  Famine 1884 -1936 ;  That's Just How it Was -  also encapsulates  the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence 1919 -1923 culminating in the Treaty being signed with Britain  1923 .

Author Mary Thorpe has dedicated this book to her much loved Grandmother. Thorpe compellingly incorporates History into her Grandmothers story.  As the story unfolds it becomes clear that Bridget had a harsh life and overcame many hurdles that life had in store for her - keeping herself and her children out of the Workhouse . She hopes readers will enjoy the mix of History and Biography as an authentic record of times past and that it will be an addition to Celtic history from an emphatic and true story point of view.