Andrew Ganly 

Life
1908- ; b. Dublin; dentist in Ireland and Malay, then travel courier; plays and novels, notable The Desolate Sky (1966). There is a play, The Dance of Nineteen Hundred and Ten (1977), being a sequel to The Dear Queen [One Act] (1938 and revivals; publ. 1976); turned to fiction. DIW

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Commentary
Brendan Kennelly
, ‘Modern Writing’, in Encyclopaedia of Ireland (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1968), writes: ‘The Desolate Sky powerfully describes a decayed aristocratic tradition.’ (p.360.)

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References
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2 lists Ganley [sic], in a list of those in the Anglo-Irish tradition who revived the Big House novel [ed. Harmon; ibid., p.1026].

Hyland Books (Cat. 219) lists Typescript of The Dear Queen, 4th Abbey 1943, with Shelagh Richards and Liam Redmond. [35]

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