Me Father was a Hero and Me Mother is a Saint.

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Eamonn Sheridan

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Me Father was a Hero and Me Mother is a Saint is the story of a large working class family living in Dublin's North City. My father served in the IRA during the War of Independence against the British and again during the Civil War. He spent time in prison on both occasions. The effects on the extended family following the Civil War.He later went on to serve with the British 8th. Army during the 2nd. WW in North Africa Sicily and Italy. Then much later, my service as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces and what happened after I picked up information in advance of the blowing up of Nelson's Column in Dublin and a serious threat to the security of the State. The behaviour of Army Intelligence and the Police resulting in my life being threatened by the Provisional IRA and how I dealt with that. The murder of an old schoolfriend who was a member of that organisation. My father's decision to emigrate to England in the 50's and the effects that had on the family. The breakdown of my marriage and it's effects. Finally finding happiness with my new wife.


Biographical, Comedy, Crime, Family, Melodrama, War, Action, Memoir, Political, Romance, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

The story is set in Dublin of the 1920's when England sent in a force of assassins called the BLack and Tans. and goes on into the 50's in England still struggling to recover from the 2nd. WW and later the 60's when The irish State believed itself to be under threat from the illegal Provisional IRA.


Dublin, Birmingham UK, Oldham UK, Dublin.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: James and Catherine my mother and father and myself.

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Outspoken, Complex, Leader, Modest, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Obedient, Funny, Patriotic, Aspiring, Badass, Heroic, Masculine, Blunt, Faithful, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Decisive, Empathetic, Romantic, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Eamonn,

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Faithful, Heartthrob, Honorable, Leader, Obedient, Charming, Skillful, Visionary, Adventurous, Unapologetic, Sexy, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Outspoken, Religious, Blunt, Masculine, Modest, Seductive, Empathetic, Gracious, Decisive, Flexible, Patriotic, Complex, Perseverance, Romantic, Selfless, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Catherine,

Age: 60

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Beautiful, Charming, Faithful, Perseverance, Religious, Gracious, Modest, Obedient, Patriotic, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Strategic Book Group.

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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