Joseph Ardle McArdle

1934- ; ed. Monaghan, Limerick and Dublin; has worked as barrister, lecturer and business consultant; fnd. member of Co-op Books; two novels Closing Time (Dublin: Co-op 1982) and Sin Embargo ([Dublin]: Odell & Adair 1987); Closing Time, the story of an alcoholic headmaster in a seedy London school has been called a ‘worthy successor to Under the Volcano’ by Leland Bardwell, an assessment which Hogan describes as ‘a considerable overstatement’, though he concedes that the novel is ‘tightly written and effective’. DIL

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