My Story: The Hunger by Carol Drinkwater (author) (UK edition)

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“Horrible! The rot has destroyed most of the potatoes which were wholesome and sound when we dug them out of the ground. All we have left to eat are those that hadn’t yet gone underground. We’ll have to use the rent to buy food and then what?”

It’s 1845. Blight has destroyed the precious potato crop which the Irish people rely upon, leaving a whole country starving. Phyllis is doing her best to support her struggling family when the blight strikes. But when her mother’s health deteriorates, she sets off in search of her rebel brother – and is swept up into the fight for a free and fair Ireland.

Product Details


My Story





Date published

May 5th, 2008

Other details

  • 192 pages



UK edition

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Carol Drinkwater


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  1. sceence24891
    on 21 March 2015

    I think this is a great book because, it gives us a real insite in to how it was in the Irish potato famine. I got so in to the book that I read it in one day!!!

    5 out of 5
  2. AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    Definitely a classic, amazing.

  3. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    Really good book because there’s not many books about Irish girls

  4. historylover900
    on 19 October 2012

    I thought this book was really good and had me gripped from the start! I would definitely recommend this book to any history lovers!!:)

    5 out of 5
  5. nellyanna1
    on 30 June 2012

    I loved this book, especially because it’s about an Irish girl. It was the first My Story book I ever read and it brought me to so many amazing books so thank you Carol Drinkwater!!

    5 out of 5
  6. adie6mystorylover
    on 27 August 2011

    i loved this book i was so sad when her mom got sick

    5 out of 5
  7. eva11
    on 28 January 2011

    This Book is absolutely FAB!! Phylly is an amazing character and I’d recommend this read to anyone!!!!!!

    5 out of 5