Gene Kerrigan

The Scrap
  • The Scrap

  • In the last hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, 20-year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander-in-Chief, Patrick Pearse.

    In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion.

    It required the sacrifice of Saurin and his comrades.

    The Scrap is the true story of the rising, from first-hand evidence, as seen by one rebel unit - F Company, 2nd Battalion - following them from the first skirmish in Fairview to the inferno of the GPO.

    Told in the context of some of the major events of that week, the story of F Company brings alive the excitement, the humour, the horror and the contradictions of that decisive moment in the creation of the Irish state.

Veteran journalist Gene Kerrigan is the author of four novels, the most recent of which, The Rage, won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year - an award previously won by authors including Belinda Bauer, Peter Temple, Michael Dibdin and Ian Rankin.