Belfast Aurora : A Memoir of a Falls Childhood, 1971-73



'Soon the summer storms became mainly man-made, rumbling and crackling their way up from the terraces and rolling in from the sprawling new estates. Troubles had come again to Belfast, this city of history, hard men and hatred.'

A wordsmith by trade, in Belfast Aurora the late author Seamus Kelters captures his time growing up on the Falls Road at the height of the Troubles. However, this is not just a Troubles book. It's a testimony to the love of family and friends in the midst of chaos and tragedy.

Within these fifteen unique stories there are lessons, laughter, and awareness--a precious gift for the readers he would never meet. It's a rich journey through the eyes of a child in a troubled place. A place he called home, offering not just the tapestry of a life touched by war, but also the brilliant colours of a child's world bursting like a rich waving flare in his very own Belfast Aurora.