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A BELFAST CHILD by John Chambers

A BELFAST CHILD by John Chambers is out today

John Chambers was brought up on Belfast's notorious Loyalist Glencairn estate, during the height of the Troubles. From an early age he witnessed violence, hatred and horror as Northern Ireland tore itself apart in civil strife. Kneecapping, brutal murders, and even public tarring-and-feathering were simply a fact of life for the children on the estate. He thought he knew which side he was on, but although raised as a Loyalist, he was hiding a troubling secret: that his disappeared mother - whom he'd always been told was dead - was a Roman Catholic, 'the enemy'. In a memoir of rare power, John explores the dark heart of Northern Irish sectarianism in the seventies and eighties. With searing honesty and native Belfast wit, he describes the light and darkness of his unique childhood, and his teenage journey through mod culture and ultra-Loyalism, before an escape from Belfast to London -... Read more >>

DANCE OF THE SERPENTS by Oscar de Muriel

THE DANCE OF THE SERPENTS by Oscar de Muriel is out in hardback

There are many bad days in Edinburgh police's subdivision 'The Commission for the Elucidation of Unsolved Cases Presumably Related to the Odd and... Read more >>

THE GOOD ANCESTOR by Roman Krznaric

THE GOOD ANCESTOR by Roman Krznaric is published on 16 July

'This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading' – The Edge, U2 How can we be good ancestors? From the first seeds sown... Read more >>

The Burning Land by George Alagiah paperback

THE BURNING LAND by George Alagiah is out in paperback

'It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more - but not this. Not murder.' South Africa has become a... Read more >>

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