“We all have a car crash
in our lives.
To date I have had one; it happened to be a bomb
I was a boy at the time, on a small boat in Ireland. Three of my family and a friend died in the explosion. One of the dead was my identical twin brother Nicholas. My parents and I were the only survivors.”
"August was always a wicked month during the Troubles, not least in 1979 when the atrocities of Mullaghmore and Narrowwater took place. Timothy Knatchbull, a survivor of Mullaghmore, has written a compelling and moving account of that atrocity and it's impact. It's not easy reading, but it is one of the most penetrating and humane books to have emerged from the Troubles."
Maurice Hayes, Irish Independent