In Living With Ghosts renowned veteran journalist Brian
Rowan retraces his steps through Northern Ireland’s conflict
years, as he bravely delves into the darkness of those times.
His story takes us beyond the often strict boundaries of the
news into the very real dilemmas and fears behind its scenes.
In his journalistic career Rowan walked the thinnest of lines,
where morals and principles were blurred, and as a result
his mind became tortured. This book is an explanation, not a
He goes deep into his contacts with the IRA, the loyalist
organisations, MI5, Special Branch, the army and the many
other players in the conflict period. And he joins the dots on
a path out of ‘war’ in a place that has not yet found peace of
Rowan thinks and writes inside a moral maze, and in this
book he invites us into his nightmares of remembering and
to times he will never forget.
Living with Ghosts is a moving and deeply personal account
of one man’s doubts and decisions, and the challenges of
reporting a war on his doorstep.