"This vital, powerful book tells a story of loss, resilience and terrorism... Distinguished historian and journalist Ruth Dudley Edwards was centrally involved in the bringing of this Omagh civil case. In her impressive and vivid book, Aftermath, she becomes the families' crusading chronicler... this book...recounts a remarkable story of victims' resilience and vindication, and deserves to be very widely read" -- Richard English Irish Times "A remarkable and moving story, told in masterly fashion by Ruth Dudley Edwards. Her narrative grips from the start. It is as compelling as a thriller and displays the sympathetic imagination of a great novel... This is an extraordinary and uplifting story of how a group of ordinary people managed to get the justice they sought. It is beautifully told" -- Allan Massie Scotsman "The Omagh families have not only held terrorists to account for the death of their loved ones; their legacy is a new legal remedy for victims of violence everywhere" -- Liam Clark Sunday Times "A moving and thrilling story about brave people who turned tragedy into triumph" Peter Mandelson "The merit of Ruth Dudley Edwards's valuable book about the Omagh families' "pursuit of justice" is that it meticulously chronicles how they did so, charting the enormous efforts involved in raising large amounts of money and getting the case under way" Independent
About the Author
Ruth Dudley Edwards is an historian, journalist, and crime writer. Her non-fiction includes Newspapermen; The Pursuit of Reason: The Economist, 1843-1993; and Victor Gollancz: A Biographywinner of the James Tate Black Memorial Prize. Her eleven crime novels are satires on the British Establishment.