I was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and have travelled extensively in both western and eastern Europe, mostly by bicycle, with “working sojourns” in Norway, Austria and England. My adventuring over, I settled down to studies, and obtained a BA in Geography from the Queen’s University of Belfast. As a student there I became involved in the activism described in my novel and took part in protests demanding reforms in Northern Ireland. To my parents’ relief, I then emigrated to Canada where I took an MSc at the University of Calgary and studied for my PhD at McGill University in Montreal. In Montreal I started a long career as a university lecturer in Geography.
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And Watched the Dead Bury the Live
by Ron Duffy
The story of the lives of four generations of a Northern Irish family is told against the background of the country’s turbulent history. Theirs is a story of treachery, cruelty and destruction, but also of love,kindness and in the end a hope that the Troubles are coming to an end. In this novel Northern Ireland's past has never been made more comprehensible; its future more reassuring.
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