What connects the vampire Dracula, the Guinness dynasty and the theft of the Crown Jewels, or the young boys of the ICA in Dublin and John Ford’s The Informer? What about Belfast’s “little black drum” and the Iron Lady’s hired assassins, or Bobby Sands’ hunger strike and the Celtic circle of peace? It’s simple because these episodes feature among the mysteries of Ireland!
Here is a century of turbulent stories, some funny, others tragic, with the face of an eternal Ireland as a backdrop to the smiles and bitterness – despite the roar of the “Celtic tiger”.
Roger Faligot began working as a journalist in Ireland where he lived in the early 70s. He worked as an investigative reporter for newspapers and magazines (French, Irish, English, Japanese). For seven years, he was special
correspondent for the London-based weekly, The European. He is also a specialist in French and foreign intelligence services, particularly those of the Far East. Accustomed to writing successful books, Roger Faligot addresses a wide audience here, including lovers of Ireland and the Celtic world, and those with an interest in contemporary history.
Key Sales Points
– Thirty stories, articles and news reports, chosen from those Roger Faligot has published over the last thirty years.
– These reviewed and updated articles form an amazing puzzle and provide an overview of Ireland from 1907 to 2007.