On Easter Sunday 1916, twelve year-old Molly Darcy receives a diary for her birthday -just in time to record one of the most momentous week’s in Irish history. As armed rebels stage the Easter Rising against the British Empire in Dublin, her own family is plunged into danger on both sides of the conflict. Her father, a Telegraph Officer dodges the crossfire as he tries to repair the wires in the occupied General Post Office. Her wayward brother runs messages for the rebels, and her mother is trapped in Belfast. Molly a trained First Aider, risks her own safety to help the wounded from both sides.
As violence rages through Dublin’s streets, Molly records history firsthand; the Proclamation at the GPO, the bombing of Clerys, the arrival of the British Troops, and murder and mayhem on the streets of Dublin.
Will Molly’s own family survive and will she be able to save her brother?