The Road - Memories of the Falls
Author Livingstone, Robin
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'A splendid book' Belfast Telegraph
From the huddled terraces in the shadow of the twin spires of St Peter's to the smart new redbrick homes of suburban West Belfast, a walk along the Falls Road is a journey from the past to the present.
In this warmly affectionate tribute to the Falls of his boyhood, Robin Livingstone, editor of the 'Andersonstown News', recalls the people and the places that made the area a byword for neighbourliness and community spirit. In over 170 photgraphs and candid, personal text and captions, the road is recalled in all its aspects - the wee streets and corner shops, the recurring political upheavals, and the pubs nd clubs, schools and churches that, through it all, held the fabric of the Falls together.
This is the Falls as it really was - and is.
'A splendid book about the Falls Road of yesteryear . . . a book which, like the road it celebrates, is pulsing with life, and it will be read avidly, and with a few tears too, no doubt, by Falls Road natives both at home and abroad.'
'The book is a priceless social history with every page a treasure. The prose is beautifully written by a talented writer and leaves you wanting more.' 'Irish News'