Neil Richardson, a past pupil of TCS (1998-2004) has recently written a book about Irishmen in World War I and it has been nominated for a major Irish book award. The book, entitled 'A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall' recounts the true stories of forgotten Irish soldiers who fought in The Great War 1914-18. Neil passionately wants their memory to be honoured and commemorated.
It is one of six books nominated for the Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and the other five authors are all major personalities in Irish media, broadcasting, or politics. The winner is partly decided by public vote so we would encourage you to go to the website below and cast your vote.
To vote, simply go to http://www.irishbookawards.ie/PublicVote.aspx and click beside the book 'A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall' – the Non-Fiction category is second from the top of the page. Then just scroll down to the end of the page, enter your email address, and then click Vote. You’ll be sent an email with a link in it. You will need to click on this link to confirm your vote, and that’s it.
If you can't access a computer/the internet, you can still vote. In your local bookshop/library (southern Ireland only), there’s a small white and blue magazine - the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Review Magazine - that has a voting slip in the back page. Simply cut this out, fill it in, and post it to the address provided.