Falling Umbrella Hunter Night: A Novelette
by Séan Ó Tuathaigh
JULY 1940. Europe has fallen. While the world trembles, the village of Ballanaul, in the west of Ireland, is preparing to defend itself against all comers. Tom Toomey, would-be poet, is armed and waiting alongside a retired policeman, three schoolboys and a mysterious blow-in. With any luck, Tom will impress Peggy; the local beauty. And if some potcheen helps him along, all the better.