If you enjoy eccentric travel accounts or very local military history, this little book by Victor Enoch is a must for your collection.
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Ireland’s ancient round towers are among its most distinctive symbols. Almost forgotten are the later round towers, (misnamed for their prototype in Mortella, Corsica), that were erected along Ireland’s coast in 1804 and 1805 to prevent a Napoleonic invasion that never came.
Victor Enoch adapted one of these stout stone structures as a home, and in the process developed a consuming interest in their history and their preservation. This short 32 page booklet is a highly personal and entertaining record of his travels, observations, and opinions.
You’ll find a list and a map of the towers, tourist directions from a generation ago when phones were cranked and rubber boots were mandatory, and a full colour reproduction of a painting by A J Brandrett of the Corsican prototype in action against British warships.
If you enjoy eccentric travel accounts or very local military history, this little book is a must for your collection.