By Tom Hartley
Within the stone partitions of Belfast urban Cemetery lie these women and men who assisted in shaping town. From Catholic and Protestant to Muslim and Jew, from the nice and the great to the terrible and the destitute, every one grave has its personal story to tell.
In this re-creation of his acclaimed ebook, Tom Hartley makes use of the cemetery to envision key occasions in Belfast’s historical past – the 1st and moment international Wars, the concerns, the crusade opposed to domestic Rule, and the Dockers' Strike of 1907, in addition to the improvement of shipbuilding and different industries, the political and social lifetime of the town, and the careers of the numerous writers, artists, entertainers and sportsmen who've helped to reinforce the city’s foreign acceptance over the years.
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