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A Tomb With a View Reviews

 A Tomb With a View by Peter Ross

A Tomb With a View - The Stories & Glories of Graveyards: A Financial Times Book of the Year

Peter Ross

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Category: Non-fiction, Travel, History
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781472267795

Orwell Prize-nominated journalist Peter Ross uncovers the stories and glories of graveyards.

  • The GuardianBook of the Day
5 stars out of 5
PD Smith
19 Dec 2020

"Ross is a wonderfully evocative writer, deftly capturing a sense of place and history, while bringing a deep humanity to his subject"

Ross’s chapter on MacThomáis is deeply moving and filled with a sense of wonder for Dublin’s most famous necropolis. MacThomáis found inspiration in that burial ground: “I look at all the headstones and I imagine all the people here, all the stories that are yet to be discovered and told. And it lifts my heart.” In a way, Ross’s beautifully written book is a homage to MacThomáis, a heartfelt attempt to bring graveyards and their history alive.