Friday, 16 February 2018

Why Did They Lie? by Jack Kiernan. Shadowy Events of the Irish Civil War 1922-23

Why Did They Lie? by Jack Kiernan

– The Irish Civil War, The Truth, Where and When it all Began –

A new book about the Irish Civil War (1922-23) uncovers shadowy events that took place, shedding important light on the very origins of that conflict, where and when it began. It also offers an assessment that challenges certain assumptions about the course of events, the personalities and leadership dynamics involved.

Most people, with any knowledge of Irish history, know that hostilities in the Irish Civil War commenced with the move, by the Provisional Government, to take the Four Courts in Dublin (held by anti-Treaty forces) towards the end of June 1922. But, most people would be wrong! That is the view of Jack Kiernan, who sets out to investigate the roots of a tragic and bitter conflict, that proceeded apace with the emergence of independent Irish statehood.

Growing up in an Irish Midlands town, Jack Kiernan remembers being told by his teachers that "if anything of importance happened in Mullingar, it would have been recorded."

Bullet holes remnants in the walls of prominent local buildings seemed to give lie to these bland assertions, as did the recollections of older neighbours, alluding to "the shooting of unarmed prisoners during the Civil War."

What he only discovered, much later, was that events of, not just local but national significance had taken place in the town where he grew up. What's more, they had been recorded, only to be buried deep within the archives – almost as if they had been deliberately covered up!

The evidence that he reveals here, confirms that open hostilities between pro- and anti-treaty forces were already in place, throughout the country, early in 1922 and prior to the events in Dublin. Furthermore, gun battles took place in the town of Mullingar during the month of April 1922, resulting in deaths. Evidence also suggests that British forces, though officially withdrawn, may have fired the first shots.

The events of the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) have cast a long shadow over Irish life. This book sheds important light on a dark chapter in Irish history; a contribution towards the debate that surely must accompany the centenaries of these events, which are now just around the corner.

Why Did They Lie? by Jack Kiernan is published by The Manuscript Publisher and available to buy online, as well as from certain bookshops. For further information, visit the author's website.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

The New World of Spike and Friends by Samantha Robinson

Prepare to be amazed, shocked and dragged along with one of the most original books written for our world of today. True messages of Divine are brought to us all in this book. Samantha's visions and dreams are all mixed into one of the most unique and clever story lines ever written. A mixed book of fictional and amazingly true events in one woman's life. In our modern of world today one woman brings to life old forgotten Biblical messages.

The New World of Spike and Friends by Samantha Robinson is available to buy online, in print and e-book editions. Further information (including synopsis, sample chapters) is available from the publisher's website.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Reflections by Verona Pentony: popular poetry series now available in Kindle editions

Reflections from the Heart by Verona Pentony The Reflections series by Verona Pentony, two volumes of poetry previously available only in print editions, have just been made published in Kindle. Furthermore, they will be free to download on Amazon this coming weekend, from Thursday 25th to Monday, 29th January.

Reflections of Time by Verona Pentony Verona Pentony is a poet with a love of humanity and of nature: a love nurtured and distilled from her childhood experiences growing up on a farm in north Co. Dublin and from summer holidays in Co. Leitrim.

Spirituality, political events, leadership and world peace are among the chief concerns and abiding themes of her poetry. In making her work available for free in this manner (on a once-off, limited basis), she looks forward to feedback from readers who might be interested in her views on peace and reconciliation in the world today: maybe have their own thoughts and expressions that they would like to share. She is, as she says, inspired by the experiences of life – her own and other people's.

Reflections from the Heart (published in 2012) and Reflections of Time (2014) have gone through several re-prints since initial publication and have received praise from many quarters:
"Verona has truly captured the essence of life in Reflections of Time and Reflections from the Heart. Her words drive home the important things in life and cause us all to reflect and re-evaluate what's right in front of us and what's important."Lesley Everett, Personal Branding Coach and Speaker

Now, both titles are available to a much wider public audience.

Further information about Verona's future writing, publishing and public performances will be posted to her recently launched website. In the meantime, sample her work for free, for a limited time only, by downloading the Kindle editions on Amazon, between Thursday 25th and Monday 29th January.

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