What are you reading this summer?

3 July 2015

From this week's Times Higher Education scholar reviews on a new history publication from local author Keith Haines.

James Stevens Curl, author of Funerary Monuments & Memorials in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, is reading Keith Haines’ The Persian Interpreter: The Life and Career of Turner Macan (Ballyhay Books, 2015). “Turner Macan (1792-1836), commemorated by a handsome memorial in Armagh Cathedral, edited the Persian literary classic the Shahnameh. One of numerous Irishmen who served in India, his offspring married well, and his great-great-grandson, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, would become prime minister. This beautifully produced, elegant and meticulously researched life is long overdue: in Haines, Macan has a sympathetic, diligent and erudite biographer.” https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/what-are-you-reading-2-july-2015

Haines, Keith. The Persian Interpreter: the life and career of Turner Macan. Donaghadee, Ballyhay Books, 2015. ISBN 9781910657003

You may also be interested in Keith's 2014 publication, "Knock, Knock... who was there?: a brief history of Knock, Belmont & Strandtown and the people who lived there." Donaghadee, Ballyhay Books, 2014. ISBN 9781900935890.

We are grateful to Keith who has kindly donated both books to NIPR.