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Mining the legacies of the Troubles

The Third Party. By Glenn Patterson, Blackstaff Press, €11.85

27th October, 2007

The Third Party. By Glenn Patterson, Blackstaff Press, €11.85

Since Glenn Patterson’s remarkable debut Burning Your Own, with its superb description of a Protestant boyhood, he has been a unique, understated and incisive chronologist of Belfast life, someone who has never strained for effect, pyrotechnics or local colour.

His voice always stated that no matter what atrocity occurred, there would always be a next morning when the cameras departed and ordinary people were...

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