Johnny McClintock's War : One Man's Struggle Against the Hammer Blows of Life
The story of one man's struggle to maintain his faith in spite of everything life throws at him. As the outbreak of the First World War looms closer, John Henry McClintock, a Northern Irish Protestant by upbringing, meets Rose Flanagan, a Catholic, at a gospel tent mission - and falls in love with her. When Johnny enlists and sets off to fight in the War he finds himself surrounded by death and tragedy, which pushes his trust in God to the limit. After more than five years absence he returns home to a bitter, war torn Ireland, where both he and Rose are seen as traitors to their own sides. John Henry and Rose overcome all opposition and, finally, marry. But a few years later comes the hardest blow of all. Can John Henry still hang on to his faith in God?
- Paperback | 277 pages
- 126 x 202 x 16mm | 140g
- 15 Aug 2014
- Precious Oil Publications
- United Kingdom
About Gerry Mccullough
Gerry McCullough has been writing poems and stories since childhood. Brought up in north Belfast, she graduated in English and Philosophy from Queen's University, Belfast, then went on to gain an MA in English. She lives just outside Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has four grown up children and is married to author, media producer and broadcaster, Raymond McCullough, with whom she co-edited the Irish magazine, 'Bread', (published by Kingdom Come Trust), from 1990-96. In 1995 they published a non-fiction book called, 'Ireland - now the good news!' Over the past few years Gerry has had more than sixty short stories published in UK, Irish and American magazines, anthologies and annuals - as well as broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster. Her poems and articles have been published in several Northern Ireland and UK magazines, and she has also done readings from her novels, poems and short stories at several Irish literary events. She writes a regular literary blog - Gerry's Books - and guest writes for several other literary blogs. Gerry won the Cúirt International Literary Award for 2005 (Galway); was shortlisted for the 2008 Brian Moore Award (Belfast); shortlisted for the 2009 Cúirt Award; and commended in the 2009 Seán O'Faolain Short Story Competition, (Cork). She is now also an Amazon best-selling novellist and her novels include: 'Belfast Girls' a thriller/romance (Nov 2010, Night Publishing - 2nd edition June, 2012, Precious Oil Publications) 'Danger, Danger' (October, 2011 - Precious Oil) 'Angel in Flight: the first Angel Murphy thriller' (June 2012 - Precious Oil) 'The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus' (January, 2012 - Precious Oil) her first collection of Irish short stories, previously published in an Irish weekly magazine. 'Lady Molly & The Snapper' (August, 2012 - Precious Oil) - a young adult time travel adventure, set in Ireland and on the high seas. 'Angel in Belfast: the 2nd Angel Murphy thriller' (June 2013 - Precious Oil) The Cúirt Award-winning story, 'Primroses, ' and the Seán O'Faolain commended story, 'Giving Up, ' have been extended and re-written as part of a series of eight more serious Irish short stories - to be published later in 2014. Also coming soon will be 'Not the End of the World' - a comic, futuristic, adult fantasy novel and another collection of The Seanachie - lighthearted, Irish tales of Old Seamus.