HOPKINTON — Ipswich author Marjorie Harshaw Robie has just completed her second book will be giving a presentation on genealogy, Irish history and the process of writing the book at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St.

Robie’s discovery of six volumes of ancestral Irish diaries, and her journey to recover and interpret them, resulted in her first book, “Dwelling Place of Dragons.” Now, her second, “Dueling Dragons,” recounts key years of tumultuous history in 19th century Ireland and affords a living perspective on a well known period of Irish life, all pulled together from family documents and first-hand accounts from newspapers and personal letters of the time.

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