It is 1920 and, as the War of Independence rages throughout Ireland, Michael Collins is the most wanted man in the British Empire. He lives a life in hiding, conducting guerrilla warfare, outsmarting the authorities, a figure of mystery and intrigue. Very few know even what he looks like. He occasionally finds rest and comfort with the family of Kitty Kiernan, his best friend’s sweetheart. Then Michael finds himself falling in love with the complex and enigmatic Kitty.
In this collection, one of Ireland's best-known political figures brings us stories of politics, of family, of love and of friendship. These are portraits of Ireland, and especially Belfast, old and new, in times of struggle and in times of peace, showing how our past is always part of our present.
Powered by John Boyne's characteristic humour and razor-sharp observation, The Echo Chamber is a satiric helter skelter, a dizzying downward spiral of action and consequence, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity and oblivion. To err is maybe to be human but to really foul things up you only need a phone.
In 1967 a group of Dublin socialites gather in an old lake house in the West of Ireland for a summer break. But, before they leave, they will have witnessed something that will silently haunt them all the days of their lives.
An absorbing Irish thriller. Tale of British Army Sergeant Trevor Acton, present in Kilmainham Gaol during Easter Week 1916. This intriguing story, buried in the archives of the British Foreign Office in Whitehall for over one hundred years can now be told.