Once Upon a Hill : Love in Troubled Times, Paperback / softback Book

Once Upon a Hill : Love in Troubled Times Paperback / softback


What happens when history tries to squeeze itself into a town of ten thousand people, most of them related somewhere down the line?

For Glenn Patterson's grandparents, Jack and Kate, sedate old age in Lisburn belies the turmoil of their early life together, but also apart - they had to wait ten years to marry.

Part personal memoir and part family story, with riveting awareness of the forces which sever and link generations, Once Upon a Hill is a detective story written against the simple erosion of memory and the reluctance of family members to talk.

It is a rich, clear-sighted book which deals with love, violence, fortitude and, finally, forgiveness.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780747596752



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