This autobiography includes stories of village life in Co Wicklow between the wars, and of schooldays in Kilkenny and of the cosily eccentric Trinity College during the 1940s. Yet even these early pages are more than reminiscence. The stories paint a warm and sympathetic, if sometimes critical, picture of Protestant life amid the overwhelming Roman Catholic ethos of independent Ireland. The young Victor Griffin went north as a Church of Ireland curate to work in a Derry City parish and here he came upon other aspects of Irish Protestantism. His resistance to sectarian intransigence under the old Stormont regime drew abuse on his head, which troubled him little but stirred him to oppose un-Christian dogmatism and triumphalism wherever he found it.