Hot Under the Collar
Hot Under the Collar is an account of true events. At times it reads more like a script from Father Ted, The Vicar of Dibley or Rev. and some of the colourful characters involved might well have walked into the story straight off the sets of these much loved and hugely popular television series. But the events and stories recorded here are true and they have a darker context. Hot Under the Collar is set against the hostile and dangerous background of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
It is a story about people and the rich vagaries of life. Some of it will make you laugh, some of it may make you cry and some of it will bemuse and bewilder you. There are tales of weddings, funerals, home visits and all the minutiae of church life; tales of bombs, bullets and “bandits;” tales of many eccentric characters, warts and all, and the attempts of a naive and overly enthusiastic young English minister to get to grips with a life most definitely foreign to him and his family. It offers a rich insight into a unique experience.
Published: 30 November 2012