A moving account of a child who survived the IRA bomb that killed Lord Mountbatten. Winner of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Award, recognising work that promotes peace and reconciliation in Ireland. August bank holiday weekend, 1979. ...
14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull was on a boat trip with his family and friends. The IRA bomb that exploded in their boat killed Knatchbull's grandfather, Lord Mountbatten, and other members of the group. This book provides a compelling insight into a dark period of Irish history. But more importantly it reminds us that although tragedy can strike at any moment, the human spirit can recover. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.