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Cillefoyle Park: Secret Negotiations for a Ceasefire. Dermot Lavery, a social activist and barman in an IRA pub, finds himself in a quandary when an innocent friendship with a neighbour – Harry, a schoolteacher leads them both into a precarious web of secrecy and intrigue. Most of the action takes place in a Derry street - Cillefoyle Park - at the height of the Troubles. It is also a portrait of the city itself.

Caught in a nightmare world of secret negotiations for a ceasefire, based on the Brendan Duddy papers, his life spins on the edge of clandestine friendship, love, meetings and certain death at any wrong turn - a constant struggle with his conscience and the challenge of simply staying alive. These papers have been deposited in the University of Galway, see foreword for details.

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Hugh Vaughan was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in the 1970’s Derry at the height of the Troubles and this is his second novel. Contact me for free chapters.


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