Declan Burke-Kennedy

Life
Playwright and author of Robert’s Alibi (1987) and Leonie (Poolbeg 1995), 270pp., both novels.


Commentary
The Irish Times
(28 Sept. 1996), book notice, calls Leonie (1995) a story of two boys growing up in a midland town in the sixties, with a female heroine; savours nuances of class surrounding tennis-match and haymaking scenes, with Beatles, Neil Sedaka, and Fats Domino for soundtrack.