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LISBURN Phoenix from the Flames by Nicola Pierce

Hi all, I read the above historical book yesterday and found it very enjoyable and interesting. It is No 265 in a limited edition of 1,000 and is signed by the author. The book was printed in 2008.

I looked up Amazon to see if it could be ordered by others but there are no more copies available. A pity because this book is compact, although a hardback. There are photographs, gives the whole history of Lisburn and surrounding areas and tell of the Barbours, William Wallace, Sir Fulke Conway, the clan O'Neills, the ghost of Lt. Haddock, the infamous Laura Bell and loads of other interesting people. Also, how Piper Hill got its name. A piper's head was severed from his body in battle and went rolling down the hill - henceforth calling the place Piper Hill. Loads and loads of places and people are named. Great book.

If any of you can manage to get a copy, I would certainly recommend it.

I will lend this copy to Pat as I was telling her about it this morning.

Just thought you'd like to know.