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Old 22-07-2016, 07:25 PM
Mags H Mags H is offline
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Default New novel: Escape from Grievous Faults

A new novel published as an ebook, was partly inspired by the terrifying Upton Industrial School in County Cork.

Titled "Escape from Grievous Faults", it tells the story of a boy who is sent to an industrial school in mid 1950s Ireland.

The story is told from four viewpoints: Eleven year old Joey McLaughlin, whose new "home" after being convicted of robbing apples is Grievous Faults Industrial School.

There's the monstrous Brother Drack, who rules the institution with an iron fist.

Brother Paul is a humane teacher who opposes severe punishments and ill-treatment.

And Stephen McCarthy, a revolutionary who's having doubts about his quest to re-unite the Six Counties of Northern Ireland with an ultra conservative State. His doubts are reinforced sharply when his sister is sent to a punishment centre for single mothers.

Though written in the style of an adventure/thriller it explores serious issues about a dark and fearful phase of Ireland's history.

The first eight chapters can be read freely on the Amazon page, here:

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Old 02-08-2016, 04:52 AM
Ethelred Ethelred is offline
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God that word alone halted my brain for a second.

An unimaginable hell, where all and every sin were spoken of.
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