Cillefoyle Park is a historical fiction novel about a socialist activist/bar man torn between the possibility of politics and the violence exploding on the streets of Derry at the height of The Troubles in the early 1970's. That's the treacherous dilemma that Dermot Lavery finds himself in when an innocent friendship with a neighbour - Harry, a schoolteacher leads them both into a precarious web of secrecy and intrigue with all sides of the endless conflict. Caught in a nightmare world of secret negotiations for a ceasefire with an MI5 agent, the IRA, and when a disloyal IRA man becomes a Supergrass, his life spins on the edge of clandestine friendships, an affair with a neighbour, meetings with the IRA and certain death at any wrong turn from any of the groups who may not like the secret meetings for negotiations. It's a constant struggle with his conscience and the challenge of simply staying alive.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 485.34g
- 17 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About MR Hugh Vaughan
Hugh Vaughan was born Northern Ireland and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has a Masters in Information Systems and has lectured and worked Information Technology in Northern Ireland, Wellington, New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Hugh has self published a book of short stories about growing up in Strabane and Derry.