Category Archives: author of lily & Me

Time running out

By April 28th time was running out for the Irish Republic defending the General Post Office in Dublin. Many men were dead many more seriously injured. They were facing insurmountable odds as the British Army pounded the post office building … Continue reading

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Irish Free State-Republic of Ireland

This all began with brave Irishmen refusing to be servants to the British Crown. The Easter Rising of 1916 was the first real attempt to throw off the yoke of British rule in Ireland. It began on a Monday 24th … Continue reading

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Anyone besides me Reading a Lot

I ran out of books some time ago after reading books that I would under normal circumstances never have opened. Linda took pity and ordered four more books on line. One arrived Tuesday and already it’s almost finished, hoping the … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author

Interview with the Author.Posted on July 20, 2019 and reposted 26th March 2020by irishroverpei Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me”Posted on April 6, 2019by irishroverpeiInterview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/IntroductionI was born in Belfast N.I on … Continue reading

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A Good Read of an Unusual Fictional Story

Chapter XXI Armageddon. My latest work and first one of fiction. Back cover Bio Adam opens the Holy Bible to the book of Revelations chapter 21. The year is 4013. You might ask how he came to end up two … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020

I began my life in January 1939, seems so long ago now.  The years of a World at war, of rationing, austerity, poverty, hunger and fear of the atom bomb. Very different times indeed, were they better than today? Who … Continue reading

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My so important Surname Rodgers

One Last Memory 1952 Cook to Rodgers Posted on December 20th 2019 by irishroverpei When I returned home to Belfast in 1951,  I was 13 and had approximately 4 months of school remaining, the official leaving age was 14 and … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Memories. (The Blitz of Belfast N.Ireland)

This is my last Remembrance Day memory for 2019. I hope those who read my stories enjoyed and now know a little more about the war years. The Belfast Blitz is an unusual story, the city was never prepared for … Continue reading

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Racism,Then and Now.

In my more than 80 years of life I have witnessed, experience and learned many things. Yet racism seems to been ever present throughout this long life. As a young boy I experienced little in what we refer to today, … Continue reading

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Chapter 21 Armageddon

This is an exciting story, perhaps believable perhaps not! Chapter XXI Armageddon. My latest work and first one of fiction. Back cover Bio Adam opens the Holy Bible to the book of Revelations chapter 21. The year is 4013. You … Continue reading

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