Mooncar

Mooncar by Edward Evans

Miichael Flynn recounts a life of struggle and adventure with the Irish Republican Movement during the 20th Century.

He describes how at the age of 14 he returned home from a fishing trip to find that his father had been arrested and hanged and his mother murdered by the British. He vows revenge and joins the Republican Movement.

The story unfolds in 1917 as he begins running guns through France into southern Ireland, all of which were supplied by the Germans, who hoped the Irish would open up another Front against Great Britain. His numerous skirmishes with the British were never easy until they suceeded in stealing the Mooncar from the British Army.

The deadliest and most feared weapon in the British arsenal, the Rolls Royce Armoured Car spread fear into the hearts and minds of the Irish; it was invincible and was now in the hands of the Republicans and was used by Michael Flynn to devastating effect. His daring actions were the stuff of legends.

His love of Ireland was only matched by the love for his wife; they were inseparable and soul mates until she too was hanged for something she hadn’t done.

In seventy years of fighting the British, he was never betrayed and remained on the wanted list.

 

Paperback

978-0-9565148-0-6

£12.99

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978-0-9928642-2-4

£3.33

2 responses to “Mooncar”

  1. Peter Harvey says:

    Dear Edward,

    Just a note to thank you for encouraging me to take advantage of your ‘car parking offer with a difference’ last weekend and for the bonus of a copy of ‘Mooncar’ which I have just completed. An engaging read not least because I served in the RN with a Mickey Finn (not his real name) which brought an added dimension to the tale, for me at least.

    In addition and through my service connection, I came into contact with the so called ‘troubles’ and so gained an appreciation of what conditioned the various factions. And time spent in Dublin is an eye opener too, without the need to even speak to anyone!

    I think you summed things up well on P165 when you wrote of even the hardest fighters becoming tired. It is sad I think that those who, even for good reason seek to bring about change, forget that forces can bend heads but not minds and the cause of freedom is not always best served by change over one generation.

    However, I now have a date with two old ladies so again, my thanks for sparking my interest in the works of E. Evans Esq.

    Yours ever,
    Peter Harvey

  2. Peter Harvey says:

    Just a note to thank you for encouraging me to take advantage of your car parking offer with a difference last weekend and for the bonus of a copy of Mooncarï which I have just completed. An engaging read not least because I served in the RN with a Mickey Finn (not his real name) which brought an added dimension to the tale, for me at least.

    In addition and through my service connection, I came into contact with the so called troubles and so gained an appreciation of what conditioned the various factions. And time spent in Dublin is an eye opener too, without the need to even speak to anyone!

    I think you summed things up well on P165 when you wrote of even the hardest fighters becoming tired. It is sad I think that those who, even for good reason seek to bring about change, forget that forces can bend heads but not minds and the cause of freedom is not always best served by change over one generation.

    However, I now have a date with two old ladies so again, my thanks for sparking my interest in the works of E. Evans Esq.

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