Protestant Boy

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Abstract

'A memoir of a Protestant Northern Irish upbringing during the worst years of the Troubles.
Geoffrey Beattie grew up in the notorious 'murder triangle' in North Belfast, where during thirty years of the Troubles more than six hundred people were killed. Many of my childhood friends ended up dead or in prison while I moved to England, at first to study and eventually to build my career as a psychologist.
On a visit home to see his ailing mother, Beattie begins to explore his Ulster Protestant ancestry and to reflect on the unfashionable and little understood Protestant community.
His search takes him to the trenches of the Somme, to the Plantation villages of Ulster; and to Drumcree for the Orange march. And it brings him a deeper understanding of his own family, especially his mother: at the heart of this book is an extraordinarily vivid portrait of this opinionated, witty, exasperating Ulsterwoman.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherGranta
ISBN (Print)978-1862077560
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Psychology

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BEATTIE, GEOFFREY. (2004). Protestant Boy. London: Granta.
BEATTIE, GEOFFREY. / Protestant Boy. London : Granta, 2004.
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BEATTIE GEOFFREY. Protestant Boy. London: Granta, 2004.