Belfast: an illustrated history
This best-selling history of Belfast from its beginnings as a river-crossing, through its centuries of radical politics and thrusting commercial enterprise, to its present state, is now established as the definitive book on the subject. Extracts from contemporary letters, newspapers and official reports, together with the memories of ordinary men and women, enrich the lucid and compassionate narrative, vividly evoking the daily life of the city.
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