Maturity in a teen girl’s diary of the Troubles

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Belfast Days A 1972 Teenage Diary. By Eimear O’Callaghan. Merrion, €16.95.

When I was 16, I filled my diary with the names of boys who I liked and teachers who offended me, and a litany of grievances against my parents. So did Eimear O’Callaghan, and in Belfast Days we come to know neighbours, friends and family through her eyes.

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