The elephant of Belfast
Large Print Book

The elephant of Belfast

By Walsh, S. Kirk, author.

Genre Fiction.

Audience Adults

Published 2021 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine

ISBN 9781432889777

Bib Id 2463158

Copyright 2021

Edition Large print edition.

Description 527 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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ISBN
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LG-PRINT Walsh
Title
The elephant of Belfast
Edition
Large print edition.
Publication Information
2021 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine :
Copyright Date
©2021
Description
527 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Summary
"In October 1940, Hettie meets Violet, a three-year-old Asian elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon, she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. At the same time, Hettie continues to experience the grief related to the recent loss of her beloved older sister, Anna, and the abandonment of her father, Thomas, who left her mother, Rose. On April 15th, 1941, Belfast is attacked for five hours, with 674 bombs falling, and almost a thousand civilians being killed. During the bombings and its aftermath, Hettie does all that she can to save her elephant, and survive the destruction and escalating sectarian unrest of the city. Even though Hettie is still only twenty years old by the novel's end, she's aged at least a decade, her life and perspective transforming in tragic and unexpected ways."--
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Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Novels.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Large type books

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