His work is being used to maim and kill innocent people. What is clearly brought home to the reader is the suffering and hardships this conflict brings to the civilian population.” ―Historical Novel Society on Pray for Us Sinners“Flawlessly researched and . Title: Pray for Us Sinners: A Novel of the Irish Troubles. Bombs and guns were, and once again are, the primary negotiation tools used by Catholic and Protestant extremists in the conflict surrounding the sovereignty of Northern Irelandâthe six counties known as Ulster. A collection of fictional stories about the Irish troubles, interspersed with factual accounts of bombings and terrorist activities in Northern Ireland. He is the New York Timesbestselling author of the Irish Country series that began with An Irish Country Doctor. Does this book contain inappropriate content? For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. I'll not go into plot and character development except to say that they are well done and believable. Other Irish Country Stories . -, Pray for Us Sinners: A Novel of the Irish Troubles. Sometimes you pick a book because o f the name of the author, that's what happened to me on this one. Please try again. I love his writing and I love his Irish Country Doctor series. Will this book resonate with the reader? Success will bring Davy redemption and permission to leave Ireland with Fiona Kavanagh, the woman he loves.When the paths of the two men cross, Davy realizes that he can use Marcus's expertise in plastic explosives. 17 primary works • 18 total works. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. When he is nearly killed by an exploding car bomb, Marcus welcomes the offer of a transfer to the elite SAS--provided that he first accept an undercover mission to infiltrate the Falls Road ghetto, join the Provisional IRA, identify their upper echelon, and expose their bomb-maker. Forge Books; First edition (June 3, 2014), Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2013. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2018. By the end of 1994 there were 3268 dead--who knows how many only wounded. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Barry Laverty can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. Two sides. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. On one, British Army bomb-disposal officer Marcus Richardson; on the other, Davy MacCutcheon, Provisional IRA armourer who has been constructing bombs since his teens. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This series consists of a total of 11 books published between the years 2004 and 2015. There is sadness to fill more books than this little book of short stories but these are sad enough. A deeply felt thriller and a very valuable one.” ―The Globe and Mail“Taylor has written a compelling story. The language is foul, the scenes may be accurate but it was not something I wanted lodged in my mind. It depends on how wounded -- emotionally, physically, spiritually--the persons living through the Irish Troubles for over 30 years are and how much it matters what the wounding is. Please try again. We’d love your help. By the end of 1994 there were 3268 dead--who knows how many only wounded. One suspects physician in remission Patrick Taylor is scion of a mixed Northern Ireland marriage. Only Wounded is totally different and very interesting. In case the story itself did not make an impact, Taylor ends each with several incidents that occurred in the year and a running tally of the deaths for the year and the total for the span of the 30 years just covered. How else can he, an already renowned author in exodus from N.I., so empathize with covert laborers among opposing N.I forces whilst getting it across that most of H.M. Northern Irish "subjects" just wish the bombing, assassinations, etc. PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. His work is being used to maim and kill innocent people. To his great credit Patrick Taylor doesn't "choose sides", glorify "the troubles" through his stories or pass out blame. It depends on how wounded -- emotionally, physically, spiritually--the persons living through the Irish Troubles for over 30 years are and how much it matters what the wounding is. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. You get a very good feel for the period and the opposing sides, Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2014, I haven't read anything about the "Troubles" so this book, in a sense, was an eye opener. Taylor Takes No Sides--Just Keeps a Tally, Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2017. Please try your request again later. Not a story for anyone hoping for a happy ending although the plot line could have been the story of many caught up in The Troubles. Taylor Takes No Sides--Just Keeps a Tally, Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2017. Certain chapters jumped out at me, such as the young boy who was taught from an early age to hate the Catholics; the people who were caught up in the Troubles who would have preferred to have remained out of it; and the young boy whose hearing was affected forever by a bomb blast. In Pray for Us Sinners, Patrick Taylor’s thrilling series set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, a British Army bomb-disposal expert goes undercover to try to identify the source of the bombs being used by the Provisional IRA In Belfast in 1973 the Troubles are raging. I would not recommend this book and I disposed of after trying to read it. Ireland, home of legendary poets and storytellers,… More. The heart grows heavy with each tale, the eyes weep for each wound and the head sometimes rages at the mindless inhumanity. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Very good read, quick start and doesn't lag at all. The New Year brings challenges and changes to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Well researched & extremely well written! Husband is from No. PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. The anger and hatred that the E. Will this book resonate with the reader? Historically interesting and accurate. His book makes me appreciate how very lucky I am to have grown up where I did. Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017. Two sides. It matters not, whether the lives are Catholic or Protestant that are damaged. Something went wrong. If you have any issues with the site, please don't hesitate to contact us. In case the story itself did not make an impact, Taylor ends each with several incidents that occurred in the year and a running tally of the deaths for the year and the total for the span of the 30 years just covered. An Irish Country Family: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books, 14), An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books, 9), An Irish Country Practice: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books), An Irish Country Cottage: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books, 13), The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books), Now and in the Hour of Our Death: A Novel of the Irish Troubles (Stories of the Irish Troubles, 2), Only Wounded: Stories of the Irish Troubles (Stories of the Irish Troubles, 1), An Irish Country Welcome (Irish Country Books, 15), An Irish Country Family: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books), An Irish Country Village: A Novel (Irish Country Books, 2), An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel (Irish Country Books, 1), PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Someone referred to the good physician as too Irish-Canadian novelist. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. I grew up hearing about the battle that took place in Northern Ireland. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Two Ulstermen. Now and in the Hour of Our Death: A Novel of the Irish Troubles, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, An Irish Country Family: An Irish Country Novel, A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel, "Throughout the collection are several stories relating the strong friendship between Pat and Neil, Catholic and Protestant, which offer a glimmer of hope for the future of a Northern Ireland in which all people, regardless of their religion, can live in peace...This book is highly recommended." A runaway series of events leaves both men in an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of a plot to kill the British prime minster. He has certainly done the research necessary to make this a thrilling story of patriotism and the realism of wartime. I highly recommend it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. And with the ringing in of 2021, we will come to the end of this year's Goodreads Reading Challenge. Find all the books, read about the author and more. All books from our inventory are good to like new condition, unless otherwise stated. Very different genre than Patrick Taylor's Ballybucklebo novels for which he is famous. . Home Is the Sailor: An Irish Country Doctor Story (Irish Country Books) Patrick Taylor. If you ever plan to visit Northern Ireland, this is a must read. More about us. Patrick Taylor is an acclaimed writer, but this is his only book on "the Irish troubles." Can Marcus find a way to thwart the plan and escape with his life? Very realistic of Northern Ireland's Troubles period. - Our Policies As someone who is deeply interested in Ireland's history, including The Troubles in neighboring Northern Ireland, I appreciate the way the author provided deeply complex characters to put a face to the statistics. Emotionally stirring. Welcome back. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Excellent series of short stories---makes it fell like you were there. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Two sides. Please try again. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Great book by someone who grew up in Ireland and was close enough to the action to relate it in an extremely absorbing way.
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