Books: Gripping true story of the Gifford girls

Historical fiction: Rebel Sisters, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Transworld Ireland, pbk, 400 pages, €19.50

Grace Gifford, who married Joseph Plunkett on the eve of his execution.

Anne Cunningham

A book about three real sisters involved in the Easter Rising shines a welcome light on the brave women of 1916.