The Rule of the Land by Garrett Carr. Published by Faber and Faber

Carr embarks on a journey to travel the border of Northern Ireland and the U.K. Always a contentious area, things are made more strange by the recent departure of Great Britain from the European Union . As a child I never understood my British fathers ambivalence towards his Irish half, his mother was born in Dublin. It wasn’t until I was a teenager in the 1980s and witnessed the atrocities committed in the name of “right” by both sides on the nightly news that I began to understand. Now Carr travels the border both on foot and by boat visiting the places and people that make this place both unique and beautiful. Poetic, engrossing, and humorous, this is a book I dearly wish my father had lived long enough to read. An extraordinary accomplishment and a book that will leave no reader unchanged 

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