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...that the most successful and famous Kailyard novel is probably W. G. Lyttle’s Betsy Gray or, Hearts of Down: A Tale of Ninety-Eight. Although a work of fiction, the book contains real historical figures and describes real events to such an extent that it is difficult to disentangle fact and fiction.

Although often regarded as the definitive history of the events of June 1798 in County Down, it is not and was never intended to be.

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