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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bargains from BooksIreland in Summer sale

BooksIreland, the publishing arm of the Ulster Historical Foundation, has a good number of Irish genealogy and Irish history books on special offer just now.

Among the offers is a two-book deal on a couple of titles that tell the story of Belfast across 13 centuries, right up to the early 20th century. Early Belfast: Origins and Growth of an Ulster Town to 1750, by Raymond Gillespie, charts the town's remarkable growth, from the first mentions of it in the 7th century through to the 13th century Anglo-Norman settlement and Gaelic revival, to the Plantation town of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The second book in the package is Portrait of an Industrial City: Clanging Belfast 1750–1914, in which the author, Stephen A Royle, uses primary sources and documents to illuminate the story of a city whose population multiplied many times to keep the shipbuilding, linen and engineering industries moving.

These two books are on sale together in a half-price deal of just £10. Details.

You can browse through the full range of books in the sale, and find other two-book deals, in the Special Offers section of the site.