Belfast Aurora: A Memoir of a Falls Childhood 1971-1973

by Seamus Kelters


Belfast Aurora: A Memoir of a Falls Childhood 1971-1973 | 9781785374142 | Seamus Kelters

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Published:20/10/2021 by Merrion Press


?Soon the summer storms became mainly man-made, rumbling and crackling their way up from the terraces and rolling in from the sprawling new estates. Troubles had come again to Belfast, this city of history, hard men and hatred.?

This is a story of the most brutal years of Belfast?s recent history, told from the perspective of a young boy who loved to write. In Belfast Aurora Seamus Kelters poignantly reflects upon his years growing up on the Falls Road at the height of the Troubles, where he witnessed the Ballymurphy massacre, the fallout of Bloody Sunday and soldiers in the playground.

However, this is not just a Troubles book. It?s a testimony to the love of family and friends in the midst of chaos and tragedy. Within these fifteen stories there are lessons, laughter and all of life in the unique place he called home. It offers not just the tapestry of a life touched by war, but also the brilliant colours of a child?s world bursting like a bright waving flare in his very own Belfast aurora.

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