Six counties, 20 vital books

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Bill Clinton and John Hume in Derry in 1995 Pic: Pacemaker

From Blair to de Bréadún, McKittrick to Moloney, Andrew Lynch presents a selection of the best books about the Northern conflict

George Bernard Shaw supposedly once said that Irish history is something no Englishman should ever forget and no Irishman should ever remember. Whatever your nationality, however, it is impossible to fully understand the Good Friday Agreement without at least some knowledge of what went before it. Here is a personal selection of 20 books about the North, written from many different perspectives and listed in order of their publication.

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