McCauley’s War is a fast-moving tale of life in wartime Derry
as seen through the eyes of Dickie McCauley, a streetwise
nine-year-old who dominates his friends and constantly outwits his elders.
Dickie’s father, emboldened by news reports of German
Army actions, claims Hitler will soon push the British out of
Ireland, but Dickie suspects these foolish dreams are merely
Meanwhile, Dickie’s antics with his motley gang bring
unwanted attention to the doorstep of his long-suffering
mother. These innocent scrapes quickly tangle with
much darker deeds and local politics leading to terrible
consequences for the close-knit McCauley family.
A debut novel from Charlie Herron, McCauley’s War is a
poignant and compelling story, told with an absorbing mix
of humour, insight and affection.
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ISBN 978 1 906271 31 2
Published July 2010, 240pp, 129mm x 197mm (tall), softback