Across the Barricades

Style: Good

Attitude: Unobjectionable

In Brief: Needs an understanding of the religious-political situation in Northern Ireland.

Cover of Across the Barricades

Author: Joan Lingard

Age Range: Young Teens+

Period: Late 20th C

Genres:  Coping withGrowing-UpRomantic


Kevin McCoy is a Catholic and Sadie a Protestant in divided Belfast. They become friends but are threatened by the partisanship of their relations and acquaintances. Eventually they decide to leave for England.

Tuesday 1st January 2002