Set against the backdrop of the Great Famine, this is the story of
the triumph of one woman amidst Ireland's despair. It is August
1845. In Dublin's Botanic Gardens, Phytophora infestans is
discovered for the first time. The bacteria was to result in the
Great Famine, an event of holocaust proportions that affected every
man, woman and child in Ireland. England's shame; Ireland's tragedy
. Ellen O'Malley is one such victim. She loses her husband, is
duped into going to Australia to lead a better life, leaving three
of her beloved children behind. She travels aboard a coffin ship
and arrives emaciated and ill with her new baby. But Ellen, a woman
with an indomitable spirit, rises above her oppression and
eventually returns to wreak revenge on those perpetrators of her
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