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Story of mixed-religion housing Belfast estate White City told in new memoir

Marianne Elliott has returned to her former home in Belfast's White City estate for her latest book, Hearthlands, which paints a rich portrait of life in the pre-Troubles city. She tells Joanne Sweeney why writing the social history was important to her

The White City, 1949, nestled at the foot of Cave Hill Picture: NIHE
Joanne Sweeney
ANYONE raised on a housing estate will recognise the camaraderie, grassroots decency and innocent abandonment of outside play that characterises Hearthlands, about growing up in the White City estate [...]

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