Shadows of Innocence is a riveting first novel from Brabazon Blake-Hume. The novel explores and portrays the innocence of a child Turlough McDermot and the innocence of all his friends, acquaintances and family. Set in Newtownbarry, a 1940s rural Irish village the novel is a stark contrast to Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes which portrays a rainy wet dreary Ireland. Here there is light, life and hope despite the struggles against poverty and class distinction. Like McCourt's novel this is Biographical Fiction with a capital B.