Letterbox At approximately hrs on the th June an unassuming white lorry was parked on Corporation Street in the city centre of Manchester England it contained over pounds of high explosive At

  • Title: Letterbox
  • Author: P.A.Davies
  • ISBN: 9780957263901
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • At approximately 09.00hrs on the 15th June 1996, an unassuming white lorry was parked on Corporation Street in the city centre of Manchester, England it contained over 3000 pounds of high explosive.At 11.15hrs the same day, Manchester witnessed the detonation of the largest device on the British mainland since the second World War The Irish Republican Army claimed resAt approximately 09.00hrs on the 15th June 1996, an unassuming white lorry was parked on Corporation Street in the city centre of Manchester, England it contained over 3000 pounds of high explosive.At 11.15hrs the same day, Manchester witnessed the detonation of the largest device on the British mainland since the second World War The Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the attack.Based around actual events, LETTERBOX tells the story of Liam Connor, an ordinary boy brought up in Manchester by a seemingly ordinary family He goes to the local school, loves football and has a best friend called Sean an ordinary life Unbeknown to Liam, his father, Michael Connor, harbors a dark historic secret, following a life a lot less ordinary as a furtive, yet high ranking soldier within the IRA As a result of extraordinary circumstances, Liam s innocent and carefree world is shattered when he is exposed to the truth about his family s heritage and then learns about the tragic death of his father at the hands of the SAS Consumed with both hate and the need to seek retribution, Liam is taken to Ireland where he is intensively trained to become a highly skilled and efficient soldier within the Irish Republican Army He is 16 years old Some years later, following the drug induced death of his beloved sister, Liam is given the opportunity to exact his revenge on those he believed should truly be blamed for the tragedies in his life The British Government Thus, on the 15th June 1996, it was Liam s responsibility to drive the bomb laden lorry into the unsuspecting city of Manchester and let the voice of the IRA be clearly heard And listened to

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    Hi everyone It s a peculiar thing having to write about myself and puts me in mind aka replays the nightmare of the many courses I have attended over the years where the host has suggested that age old icebreaker of telling the group a little something about yourself I hated that bit, especially if you were the first person in that touchy feely semi circle of delegates to be picked on and knew that all eyes in the room would be on you as you tell them your name and try to impart an interesting fact about yourself Hello, my name s Paul and I once worked with Julie Andrew s niece True story incidentally but hardly earth shattering Now, many people have told me that a Bio is massively important as it gives the reader or potential customer an insight as to what one is like as a person and therefore determines if they would actually consider buying one of your novels or not Okay yes, I kind of get it but at the same time wonder how that all works I mean, my personality isn t remotely similar to the IRA terrorist I created in my first book nor the homeless chap in my second and as for the sexually explicit player in my third, well Oh wait, hang on a minute I do, of course, jest Seriously though, I can t imagine that somebody would get to know me simply by reading these few lines but, if a bio is supposed to help that process, then I recognise that I must at least divulge the basics about myself if only to give you, the potential reader of my works, a little taster of who I am So, without further ado, here goes.Okay Well, I was born in 1964 and was the middle of three sons but before you ask didn t suffer from middle child syndrome, as my parents were skilled at making us all feel special and equal Hmmm Actually, now I come to think about it, my older and younger siblings did get a little attention than I did AND got better Christmas presents In fact, I seem to recall that I came home from school once and my whole family had moved Good God It s no surprise that I m messed up Anyway, onwards and upwards as they say, whoever they are I grew up in Manchester, UK and indeed, have lived in and around the city all my life as it is a place that I love and am proud to be a part of Multi cultural, modern, the home of two Premiership football teams and the birthplace of many a famous band Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Take That and Simply Red, to name but a few.So what led me to become an Author Well, for most of my life, I have dabbled with writing various pieces, from poems to short fictional stories but never considered doing anything with them as they had always been just for fun However, in January 2009 following a bizarre, wine fuelled conversation with a very good friend of mine another story I decided to have a go at writing a novel Thus, my first novel Letterbox was conceived which is a fictional take on the infamous IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996 It took me a year to complete, as I had to write it in my spare time but found it to be one of the most satisfying and interesting paths that I have ever followed Thus, the writing bug became firmly embedded within me.My second book, George A Gentleman of the road a true story about one of Manchester s homeless was released in May 2013 with a debut book signing event taking place at Waterstone s Book store in Manchester The turn out of people to that event took both me and the store manager by surprise, I can tell you and my fifteen minutes of fame, so to speak, is an experience that I will never forget Having so many people turn up to a bookstore just to see me was not only completely overwhelming but incredibly exciting.My third novel, The Good in Mister Philips followed in January 2014 which is an erotic novel set to rival Fifty Shades or so I have been reliably informed whilst my fourth novel, Nobody Heard Me Cry a fact based tale of Manchester s darker side was rele

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    • Caroline Vincent - Bits about Books

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:36 AM)

      Letterbox is strong, powerful, emotive. A harrowing novel about the 1996 Manchester IRA bombing – what a haunting tale and heartbreaking insight into the lives of those, responsible for the bombings and of those, who by their very being had no choice but to be implicated in it… their lives will never be the same…| Introduction | Liam Connor has it all: a loving father and mother, a sibling, his sister, Margaret, a carefree life so it seems. But unbeknownst to him, he is part of something b [...]

    • I never normally write reviews about books but there again, I would never normally read a book by an unknown author either. So this will be a first on both accounts.When a friend of a friend told me that I should read ‘Letterbox’ by P.A.Davies, I must be honest, I courteously dismissed the recommendation as I like to stick to ‘established’ writers! When that same friend leant me a copy of the book, I eventually conceded with the thought of “what the hell, it’s a free read!”Having n [...]

    • I don't think a review by me can really do justice to such a wonderfully well written first novel. From the get go I found LETTERBOX to be funny, interesting and completely absorbing.I found myself grinning at the cleverly written plot and happily reminiscing as the story brought back to life many great childhood memories.If you're put off reading anything by new novelists, rest assured that this book will not let you down.

    • There aren't many books I can't put down, however I felt like I was truly involved in Liam Connors struggles! I just wonder what happened to him in the end!As an adopted Manc as well as entertaining, I found it extremely educational!An excellent read! Am looking forward to further books by PA Davies!

    • This book, was both entertaining and yet educational, the author managed to tell the story in such a way it had me hooked and a genuine "could not put down" read The sympathetic and yet honest descriptions of such an atrocity was a fantastically balanced approach from the author.Cannot believe this was his first book and have already ordered his second novel on the back of it.Highly recommended

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