Niall Bracken will read from “Bullets and Boots” his light-hearted memoir of his time in the FCA (Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil – the Local Defence Force) in Central Library on Wednesday 9 May at 7:00pm.
Although it is not intended that “Bullets and Boots” be in any way a history of the FCA, it nevertheless gives a flavour of the Force. Essentially it is one man’s wry memories of one boy’s madcap adventures – circa 1950. On request, it was read a short while ago to the Blackrock Historical Society in Dublin, and was extremely well received.
“A group of friends and I joined the FCA, and it was manic. This was the nineteen-fifties, and we were schoolboys. Five of us teen-angels signed up. We may not have been as pugnacious and wily as some of the Dublin inner-city boys, but we were certainly more creatively delinquent”.
Bracken is also author of “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a memoir of a Second World War suburban Dublin childhood; “Now & Then”, a collection of poems and other pieces; and co-author of “The Dalkey Persuaders”, a fictional account of the advertising business in 1970s Dublin.
All welcome, booking advised.
For more information and bookings please contact Central Library on 0761 102975.