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The Last House of Ulster

A non fiction book by


Winner of the QSPELL Award

  • Chosen as the best book of the year by Maclean's, the Toronto Star,Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine.In the 1970s, Charles Foran met the McNallys, a Catholic family living in Belfast. Many years and many trips later, Foran came to see their home as a window onto the often violent and volatile world of Northern Ireland.

    First published to great acclaim in 1995, The Last House of Ulster continues to resonate with readers today. This is the storyof Mairtin, arrested at twenty as a member of the IRA, of his sister Patricia who, dazed and exhausted, approaches a soldier and demands that he lower his gun, and of gentle Sean, who grows up knowing that he must leave Belfast. Mostof all, this is the story of James and Maureen McNally, who struggle to hold on to their own hopes and dreams while raising their family in a war-torn country.


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    Paperback Editions

    February 1995 : UK Paperback

    Title: The last house of Ulster: A family in Belfast (A saturday night book)
    Author(s): Charles Foran
    ISBN: 0-00-255311-2 / 978-0-00-255311-7 (UK edition)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA