Silver's City is a novel by the Northern Ireland author Maurice Leitch.
Silver's City is a novel by the Northern Ireland author Maurice Leitch. It won the 1981 Whitbread Book Award for novel of the year and in 2017, on its republication by Northern Ireland's Turnpike Books, was described by his publisher as the "begetter of Northern noir". Northern noir", also known as Ulster noir, is the Northern Ireland equivalent of Scandinavian Nordic noir], a distinct genre of crime fiction.
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Not sure where I read about this book, which is set in Belfast and includes elements of the paramilitary underbelly that has blighted the city since the late 1960s
Not sure where I read about this book, which is set in Belfast and includes elements of the paramilitary underbelly that has blighted the city since the late 1960s. I enjoyed 'Liberty Lad' by the same author, but really didn't warm to this one and somehow managed to get bored, no mean feat in an 180 page story.
This page contains details about the Fiction book Silver City by Maurice Leitch published in 1981. Silver's city (abacus books). This book is the 2395th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. This book is on the following lists: - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee).
Maurice Leitch is the author of many novels including The Liberty Lad, winner of the Guardian Book Prize, Silver's City, winner of the Whitbread Prize, and Gilchrist.
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Maurice Leitch and Robert Harbinson. In England, Poor Lazarus was received with acclaim and awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1969. There was no softening of subject-matter in his next novel, Silver's City, which waded deep into the muddle of Loyalist terrorism, confronting Protestant paramilitary forces and far from idealistic paymasters and focussing on the conflicts within the conscience of 'Silver Steele', a freed 'hero' of the struggle confronting a new brutality outside his prison.
Flag as Inappropriate. Maurice Leitch (born 5 July 1933) is a renowned author, born in Northern Ireland. He is author of The Liberty Lad, Poor Lazarus, Silver's City, and many other works. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Excessive Violence Sexual Content Political, Social. In 1969, he moved to London to become a producer in the BBC's radio drama department