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Viewing Entry - From a clear blue sky (S14426)
by Knatchbull, Timothy.

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TitleFrom a clear blue sky : surviving the Mountbatten bomb
Author / Responsible partyKnatchbull, Timothy.
TopicsAutobiography. Knatchbull, Timothy, 1964- -- Family. Victims of terrorism -- Ireland -- Sligo (County) -- Biography. Bombings -- Ireland -- Sligo (County) Bereavement.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


August bank holiday weekend, 1979. 14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull was on a boat trip with his family and friends. The IRA bomb that exploded in their boat killed Knatchbull's grandfather, Lord Mountbatten, and other members of the group. This book provides a compelling insight into a dark period of Irish history. But more importantly it reminds us that although tragedy can strike at any moment, the human spirit can recover.

Additional Information

System control numberS14426
Original Print PublisherLondon: Hutchinson, 2009.
NarratorTimothy Knatchbull.
Narrator NameTimothy Knatchbull.
Participant or performer noteTimothy Knatchbull.
Narrators GenderMale narrator