A 22 year old member of Parliament might be expected to live a more orderly, quiet life but Bernadette Devlin was as involved outside that body, as inside; unintentionally developping an international personae, along the way.
The street demonstration organizer and leader also found her way to the pages of [...] Magazine.
This book mainly analyzes that 1968 to 1969 period in Northern Ireland when the new generation confronted the old; Devlin's writes beautifully, and captures the atmosphere of change, with vivid recollections of people and events. Though she can be seen as the young upstart counterpart to North Ameican protestors, she still speaks warmly of her parents and lineage.
I found the writing difficult when I looked for the kind of time-lines, back-stories, and data to provide an historical framework. Some pictures of this charismatic figure (and her extended family) would have also been helpful. The writer seems to be as reluctant a writer as a Political icon.