One Good Turn


Publication Date: 15th February 2016

Thirteen-year-old Gerry Quinn has a tough life…

Since his parents died, he’s been living in a cold, ramshackle cottage by the River Tolka and working on his uncle’s slop cart. So when looting breaks out during the 1916 Rising he takes a chance and joins in.

Months later, just as Gerry’s luck appears to be picking up, disaster strikes: a witness to his crime threatens to turn him in to the police. Fearing that he will lose his job or be sent to a brutal reformatory school, Gerry turns to his friends Emer and Jack for help.

Jack and Emer have their own secrets from the Rising, and helping Gerry is fraught with danger.

Does one good turn always deserve another? And how much would you risk to save a friend?