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Shadows on our Skin

Shadows on our Skin

By Jennifer Johnston             

Published by Hamish Hamilton

Joe Logan lives with his parents in Derry, where British soldiers are a familiar sight, and the sudden smashing and crashing of unexpected raids breaks the peace of the nights. 

One winter he befriends a stranger to Derry, lonely school teacher Kathleen Doherty. And his elder brother returns from London with money to spend and a gun in his pocket.

Suddenly, Joe’s childhood is over, his innocence destroyed.