Search

Backstop Land

ISBN: 9781838932022
€18.95
A witty and impassioned book on Ulster, which has been thrust into the centre of British and European politics and which is likely to become Britain's frontier with the wider world.
Availability: In Stock
+ -
76 Points

A witty and impassioned book on Ulster, which has been thrust into the centre of British and European politics and which is likely to become Britain's frontier with the wider world.

Very few citizens of the mainland UK know very much about Ulster, after 20 years of uneasy peace. Backstop Land investigates the murky network of ever-renewing tentacles of the IRA, and the lives of those who support and lead the DUP, who have held British politics to ransom for three years - a fundamentalist, embittered and irreconcilable minority with its sincere belief in religious truths that seem alien to the vast majority of secular Britons.

Patterson is a brilliantly witty observer of his community, and as a liberal Protestant (and Unionist) married to a southern Catholic he can explore both worlds with equal ease. There are endless books about the legacy of the Troubles, but nothing like this.

Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
Description

A witty and impassioned book on Ulster, which has been thrust into the centre of British and European politics and which is likely to become Britain's frontier with the wider world.

Very few citizens of the mainland UK know very much about Ulster, after 20 years of uneasy peace. Backstop Land investigates the murky network of ever-renewing tentacles of the IRA, and the lives of those who support and lead the DUP, who have held British politics to ransom for three years - a fundamentalist, embittered and irreconcilable minority with its sincere belief in religious truths that seem alien to the vast majority of secular Britons.

Patterson is a brilliantly witty observer of his community, and as a liberal Protestant (and Unionist) married to a southern Catholic he can explore both worlds with equal ease. There are endless books about the legacy of the Troubles, but nothing like this.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Diary Detectives

Availability: In Stock
While helping with a car boot sale, Cass finds a very old diary. It talks about picking on the drama kids on the bus, and a horrible prank played during their end-of-year show. Who wrote the diary? Can the Bubble Street Gang unmask the wicked writer? Cass and the Bubble Street Gang Book 3
€8.00

From Russia with Blood: Putin's Ruthless Killing Campaign and Secret War on the West

Availability: In Stock
Orwell Prize-nominated journalist Heidi Blake uncovers exclusive details of Vladimir Putin's worldwide meddling with dissident voices. This is the explosive and true story of how Russia operates in our cities, right under the noses of the most powerful nations in the world, and why even they can't stop him.
€16.99 €20.30

Where the River Runs Gold

Availability: In Stock
Two children must risk everything to escape their fate and find the impossible . . . A brave, thought-provoking adventure by award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari.
€8.99 €9.45

Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires

Availability: In Stock
A dazzling new history of the world through ten major empires.
€17.99 €20.30