Cambridge academic and author of We Are The People (1992),
a memoir of a Shankhill Road childhood from which he emerged to study
at the Royal Belfast Academical Institute [RBAI] as the only graduate
of his primary school who succeeded in the 11-plus.
We Are The People (London: Heinemann 1992), 246pp.
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Namesake: A John Beatty was a Dubliner bookseller-publisher who joined with others in issuing Coombe wood: a novel, in a series of letters (Dublin: T. Henshall, for W. Sleater, J. Potts, T. Walker, J. Beatty, J. Exshaw, R. Burton, J. Parker, P. Byrne & T. Webb 1783), 262pp. The author also wrote Barford-Abbey, and The Cottage. Beatty also publishes with others the novel Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world (Dublin: Price, Corcoran, R. Cross, Fitzsimons, W. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, Williams, J. Hoey, W. Colles, E. Cross, Burnet, Walker, C. Jenkin, White, J. Exshaw, J. Beatty, and G. Perrin 1779). [I.e., printed by and printed for respectively: COPAC 11.04.2010.].
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