Operation Demetrius: On an August night 1971 Sean and his father sat by the fire and burnt a rare collection of Irish literature for fear the British Army would enter the house and intern the family. The act haunted both men until they died. One his death bed Sean disclosed the hiding place of the only book to survive, that and that his door had been painted GPO green the whole way through the Troubles and no one had noticed. Sean lived and died in East Belfast the only Catholic he reckoned to have not been 'put out'.