The conflict in Northern Ireland was one of the most devastating in post-war Europe, claiming the lives of 3,500 people and injuring many more. This book is a riveting new history of the radical politics that drove a unique insurgency that emerged from the crucible of 1968. Based on extensive archival research, One Man’s Terrorist explores the relationship between the IRA, a clandestine army described as `one of the most ruthless and capable insurgent forces in modern history’, and the political movement that developed alongside it to challenge British rule.

From Wilson and Heath to Thatcher and Blair, a generation of British politicians had to face an unprecedented subversive threat … More

Born OTD in 1942, Bernard MacLaverty. Set in Northern Ireland, it tells the story of Cal, a young, unemployed Catholic man living on a Protestant housing estate at the height of The Troubles. Each night he waits to be fire-bombed out of the home he shares with his father and each morning he gets up to find everything is okay.

But there’s a dark, pervasive atmosphere, one that seem only conducive to fear and violence, and for much of this … More

Set during The Troubles in Belfast as seen through the tangential gaze of the young narrator, good-hearted Mickey Donnelly. He tries to steer his own quirky path in a community divided into polarised camps, having to untangle his confused feelings about the opposite sex along the way, & is determined to protect his mother & younger sister from the bad stuff, come what may.

Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer … More