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  • Paperback
  • 176
  • Cal by tobermoredriveways.co.uk
  • tobermoredriveways.co.uk
  • English
  • 06 January 2017
  • 9780099767114

13 thoughts on “ Cal by tobermoredriveways.co.uk

  1. says:

    "Cal" is a hard hitting, compassionate story about a young Catholic man caught up in the sectarian strife of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. It's a good psychological study of 19 year old Cal, whose nauseous reaction to a brief stin

  2. says:

    This is a brilliantly constructed story set in the recent history of the Troubles that have beset the Irish peoples. Everyone is real as is the action. Cal's struggles are painful to read and the ending of this bo

  3. says:

    A bleak portrait of a young Catholic man Cal living with his father in a Protestant Housing Development in Northern Ireland. Cal's life is one of poverty, living on the dole and going nowhere fast. Cal is involved on the fringes of the IRA but an act of violence wants him away from the conflict.

    Well wr

  4. says:

    As the son of Irish Immigrants, I felt the sadness and frustration of Cal as he tries to make something of his life despite being tormented and harassed both by the British invaders and his own Irish peers. Heartbr

  5. says:

    Interesting personal view of the difficult life for a young man during this time in history in Ireland. Ends like there should be a sequel.

  6. says:

    Absolutely loved this book. Very easy to understand and accurate for a historical fiction

  7. says:

    Well written, it made you feel like you were living each moment with all of them

  8. says:

    Read it.

  9. says:

    The mid 70's to early 80's was a time fraught with danger in Northern Ireland. As an expat living and working in England I am well versed to understand the mindset of the various embattled groups that continued to carry on a war of attrition

  10. says:

    The elements that deal with ordinary life in the Troubles are convincing and make this a worthwhile insight. It should be good as M

  11. says:

    … this love story is flawlessly executed and should lead the reader to McLaverty’s short stories. Gripping in it’s emotional range and power. Superior in every way to the Helen Mirren film itself a work with A level production values as had LAMB.

  12. says:

    A thoughtful,empathetic , unsettling and sometimes an uncomfortable read demonstrating so very clearly that nothing is black and white. I first read this twenty years ago and it has lost none of its poignancy.

  13. says:

    Compulsively readable as ever with MacLaverty. Underneath the deceptively simple language is a profound meaning and truth. The characterisation rings true and you can smell the atmosphere of the troubles on every page. Highly recommended.

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 Cal by tobermoredriveways.co.uk

A. Well written it made you feel like you were living each moment with all of them

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. A bleak portrait of a young Catholic man Cal living with his father in a Protestant Housing Development in Northern Ireland Cal s life is one of poverty living on the dole and going nowhere fast Cal is involved on the fringes of the IRA but an act of violence wants him away from the conflictWell written but short novel of the conflict how the ties that bind you to an area people are difficult near impossible to walk away from A short novel that ends abruptly but is confronting Well worth a look at for this period in Ireland s troubled history

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N. Absolutely loved this book Very easy to understand and accurate for a historical fiction