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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Celebrated writer's book launched in Lisburn

Glenn Patterson

LISBURN City Library will host the launch of a new book by one of Northern Ireland's most celebrated writers, Glenn Patterson.

On Tuesday September 9 at 7.30pm the book - called 'Once upon a hill: love in troubled times' - will be officially launched.

Glenn, better known as a novelist, has on this occasion written a family memoir. The book will be of particular interest to Lisburn readers since the author's family has its roots very firmly in the town.

The book concerns itself in greatest detail with the author's

grandparents who had a shop in the Smithfield area of the town. It tells in particular the troubled story of their relationship, one which bridged the religious divide. It is a story full of twists and turns, each new discovery opening up fresh mysteries. The love story of Jack and Kate Patterson is a prism through which the author views the troubled history, both in Lisburn and further afield, of the first decades of the twentieth century.

All are welcome to the launch. Booking though is essential. Anyone interested should ring Lisburn City Library 9266 9345.


Ulster Star