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In Sunshine or Shadow by Donald McRae

In Sunshine or in Shadow

Donald McRae

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 1 May 2019
ISBN: 9781471163111

The remarkable tale of Gerry Storey, and how his boxing gym brought together a city during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

  • The TimesBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Robert Crampton
22 Nov 2019

"a worthwhile addition to the pugilistic library."

...a worthwhile addition to the pugilistic library. It tells the story of how the sweet science was one of the few bridges to span the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, with boxers from nationalist and unionist communities supported avidly by members of the other side. Ironically, at a time of violence, this uniquely violent sport provided a blueprint for peace.