8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This book allowed me to see the child's view of Ulster.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Reading In The Dark (Paperback)
This is a book which tells us what it was like to be a child trying to survive in Ireland when adults haven't told us all the rules. But when you don't know all the rules, you can make your own. I so wanted to be Seamus when out-foxing the police sergeant, the humour in that encounter all the better for being laced with real fear and the venom matured over generations. The family history which slowly takes shape must be only one of thousands, and which explains why The Irish Question is so problematic. The book is worth buying if only for the chapter describing the maths lesson.