Glencairn women give ultimatum to Butcher gang – An Excerpt from ‘A Bloody Awful Country’

Another very brief excerpt from what I hope will be book number 4. ‘A Bloody Awful Country’ looks at the social history and the unheard stories of everyday life during the Troubles from 1970-1979 in Belfast. I haven’t approached a publisher yet. — On Tuesday 8 February [1977] mothers from Belfast’s Glencairn estate in theContinue reading “Glencairn women give ultimatum to Butcher gang – An Excerpt from ‘A Bloody Awful Country’”

From the ‘Fight of the Century’ to the Grove Theatre – An Excerpt from ‘A Bloody Awful Country?’

This is a very brief excerpt, following on from The Exorcist material, of the book I am currently working on about NI/Belfast in the 1970s. I haven’t approached a publisher … yet. I hope there’ll be a market for it. One of the most curious attractions of Ulster 71 was the appearance of 27-year-old heavyweightContinue reading “From the ‘Fight of the Century’ to the Grove Theatre – An Excerpt from ‘A Bloody Awful Country?’”