William Connor
About The Book

Set in Northern Ireland in the late sixties and early seventies, the novel recalls a chapter in Ireland’s troubled past. In the aftermath of a bombing in the quiet town of Ballycastle, Willie Thompson’s family struggle to make sense out of what has happened, unaware that this tragic event foreshadows something even more terrible.

It is a story of ordinary people who courageously confront their own fears and human frailties and in the end find a measure of faith and renewal. The characters portrayed in this evocative book afford a glimpse into a way of life in Ireland that has all but disappeared.

About The Author

A native of Ireland, William Connor was born and educated in Coleraine. At the age of seventeen he left Ireland to seek a new life in Canada. After completing university studies at Huron College and the University of Toronto, he spent the greater part of his career in public service.



Email: ballintoy@bell.net


Historical Fiction

5.5" x 8.5"
242 Pages