Turtle Bunbury

Writer and Historian

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Turtle has reviewed over twenty books for the Irish Daily Mail. Anyone seeking to have a book reviewed should forward a copy of said manuscript to:

Turtle Bunbury, Old Fort, Tobinstown, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland.


'Samuel Clayton: Forger, Freemason, Freeman' by Margaret Smith (Anchor Books, 2017)



‘The Alamo’s Forgotten Defenders – The Remarkable Story of the Irish during the Texan Revolution’ by Dr Philip Thomas Tucker (Savas Beattie, California, 2016).

‘The Adulterous Muse: Maude Gonne, Lucien Millevoye & W.B. Yeats’ by Adrian Frazier (Lilliput, 2016).

‘The Abbey Rebels of 1916 – A Lost Revolution’ by Fearghal McGarry (Gill and Macmillan, 2016).



‘Between Two Flags – John Mitchel and Jenny Verner’ by Anthony G. Russell (Merrion Press, 2015).

‘Captain Jack White: Imperialism, Anarchism and the Irish Citizen Army’ by Leo Keohane (Merrion Press, 2014).

'The Real Mary Kelly: Jack the Ripper's Fifth Victim and the Identity of the Man That Killed Her' by Wynne Weston-Davies (Blink Publishing, 2016).


Emmet Dalton – Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer by Sean Boyne is published by Merrion Press (2014).

The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster 1872-1948 by Terence Dooley (Four Courts Press, 2014).

The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of the Nelson Pillar, Donal Fallon

Who Killed Honor Bright? How William Butler & George Yeats Caused the Fall of the Irish Free State, by Patricia Hughes.



Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, John Grenham



G.B Yeats & George Yeats - The Letters, Ann Saddlemeyer

The Castrato & His Wife, Helen Berry

Murder at Shandy Hall - The Coachford Poisoning, Michael Sheridan



Desmond Leslie - Biography of an Irish Gentleman, Robert O'Byrne



Birthright - The Story that Inspired Kidnapped, Roger Ekirch

From Cologne to Ballinlough, Herbert Remmel

Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen & Charles Ritchie, Victoria Glendinning

The Irish Sweep, Marie Coleman

Yesterday We Were in America (The Alcock & Brown Story), Brendan Lynch



Grattan's Failure, Danny Mansergh

Foley's Asia, Ronan Sheehan