E.Œ. Somerville

Edith Anna Œnone Somerville was an Irish novelist who, in collaboration with her cousin Violet Florence Martin under the pseudonym 'Martin Ross', wrote a series of popular novels and short stories. They are best known for 'The Irish R.M.' series.


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  1. 1. Some Experiences Of An Irish R.M.

    The book is a humorous collection of tales that follow the misadventures of a retired British army officer who becomes a Resident Magistrate in the West of Ireland at the end of the 19th century. The protagonist navigates the idiosyncrasies of rural Irish life, dealing with eccentric locals, peculiar customs, and the challenges of maintaining law and order in a community where the letter of the law is often at odds with local tradition. The stories are characterized by their wit, vivid characterizations, and the amusing contrast between the protagonist's English sensibilities and the Irish countryside's unpredictable nature.

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