Kathleen's son Sean has just been transferred to Belfast's most notorious prison, Long Kesh, and she knows that he will join the other prisoners on their non-cooperation protest. John Dunn has finished 20 years in the British Army. After three tours of Belfast, he's found a girl and a house and a job as a prison guard. In the weeks before Christmas, both Kathleen and John will find themselves in impossible situations, having to survive when everything they love is in danger of being destroyed.
©2005 Louise Dean; (P) Isis Publishing Ltd
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"Bit of work needed on the accents"
I read this book a couple of years ago. It's a wonderful book, so I thought I would like to listen to it. However, the accents are not great, especially the male reader, whose prounication of certain words and place names falls well short
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