Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice
Royal Institute of International Affairs by M. L. R. Smith
Tribune Magazine review by John Coulter
Times Literary Supplement review by Mary Kenny
Sunday Times review by Liam Clark
Sunday Tribune review by Suzanne Breen
Sunday Business Post review by John Burke
Scostman review by Allan Massie
Irish Examiner review by Richard Fitzpatrick
Irish Times review by Richard English
The Independent review by David McKittrick
Metro review by Joanne Ahem
Read the reviews on Amazon
Read Declan Burke’s blog Crime Always Pays Three Chords and the Ruth
Read the Belfast Telegraph article Lindy McDowell: Omagh – the last precious tear of a dead daughter
Read the Belfast Telegraph article My personal Aftermath
Read the Irish Independent interview by Books editor John Spain: After Omagh: the families who took on the bombers
Read the interview with Jenny Lee in the Irish News: After the Aftermath
Read the review of the launch party in BookBrunch by Liz Thomson
Mandleson changed by Omagh bomb – read the BBC web story
Watch videos of speeches at the London launch party by Lords Mandelson and Salisbury
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.
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.
For anyone interested in this chilling area of recent Irish history, Aftermath is recommended reading.
…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.
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.
Ruth Dudley Edwards’ account of the Omagh bomb is all the more heartbreaking for her mastery of the small human details… Its portrayal of cruelty and suffering is relevant far beyond Ireland.
This vital, powerful book tells a story of loss, resilience and terrorism… this book…recounts a remarkable story of victims’ resilience and vindication, and deserves to be very widely read.
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.