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Country by Michael Hughes
That was the start of it. A terrible business altogether. Oh, it was all kept off the news, for the sake of the talks and the ceasefire. But them that were around that part of the country remember every bit.
Wait now till you hear the rest.

Northern Ireland, 1996.

After twenty-five years of conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed an uneasy ceasefire, as a first step towards lasting peace. But if decades of savage violence are leading only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country will start to question what exactly they have been fighting for.

When an IRA man's wife turns informer, he and his brother gather their old comrades for an assault on the local army base. But the squad's feared sniper suddenly refuses to fight, and the SAS are sent in to crush this rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce, and drag the whole region back to the darkest days of the Troubles.

Inspired by the oldest war story of them all, this powerful new Irish novel explores the brutal glory of armed conflict, and the bitter tragedy of those on both sides who offer their lives to defend the honour of their country.

Each week you'll find a new Book of the Week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight.

Country by Michael Hughes is Book of the Week from 10th August to 23rd August 2018.

Author Michael Hughes
ISBN 9781473636538
Dimensions 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
Format Paperback
Genre Fiction
Publication Year 2018
Publisher John Murray

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Country by Michael Hughes

A vivid and brutal reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set in the Troubles of the late 20th century.
  • Product Code: 32140
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €15.50
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