Historian and novelist Maurice Curtis launches new book on Harold’s Cross

Set in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, HAROLD’S CROSS: An Irish Childhood is the gripping story of growing up in Ireland in a bygone era as seen through the eyes of Harold (Harry), a young teenager full of vim and vigour. 

As Harry grows and develops, his life becomes a tumultuous adventure, a voyage of discovery and survival. Set in the 1970s and 1980s, Mount Jerome Cemetery was his playground and skulls were his football.

In this fascinating saga we re-visit a long-gone world of places, people and characters. These include some of the legends of Dublin life, including Lugs Branigan, Frankie Byrne, Noel Purcell, Gay Byrne and Jimmy O’Dea.

Here we meet famous faces such as Spud Murphy, ‘the Shaking Hand of Dublin’, Dubin’s Invisible Prince, the imposter Fingal O’Flahertie, the Guinness, Findlater, Roe, Stoker and Sheridan Le Fanu families, the Wilde family, Admiral Nelson, the ‘Spy in the Castle’,  and many more greats of Irish life and legend..

Here we will go in search of the mysterious Mr Figgerty and his fig rolls, Robert Emmet’s missing head, Dublin’s ‘lucky stone’ and, of course, the ‘black stuff’.

This astounding story includes his many brushes with death!

This is a book not only about the trials and tribulations of childhood and youth but also magic, mystery and mayhem that it entails. Moreover, this charming and fascinating story of growing up in Harold’s Cross is laced through with humour and laughter.

Further Details on Amazon under Maurice Curtis: books