1922- ; b. Dublin; Irish Times, Quidnunc; script-writer
for BBC; numerous novels include Gone the Time, 1967; also biog.
of Smyllie (?1992); St Patricks People: A New Look at the Irish (1996); The Lost Years (London: Warner), 144pp., on the Ireland
and the Second World War. DIW
The Irish Answer: An Anatomy of Modern Ireland (London: Heinemann
1966); Gone the Time (London 1967); Psalms and SlaughtersL A
Study in Bigotry (London: Heinemann 1972), 248pp., ill.; Ireland in
this Century (NY: Little, Brown 1994), 383pp. [chiefly chronology by extract
from The Irish Times, 1900-1990, from archives of Colindate Newspaper
Lib.]; St Patricks People: A New Look at the Irish (NY: Little,
Brown 1996), 241pp.; Tony Gray, ed., Ireland This Century ([Lon:]
Warner Books 1996), 383pp.
A Peculiar Man: The Life of George
Moore (London: Sinclair-Stevenson 1996), 352pp.; in which the author
says that Ireland is a fatal disease from which he and the subject were
lucky enough to escape for the greater part of our lives.
Psalms and Slaughter: A Study in Bigotry (London: Heinemann 1972), 248pp.,
ill. with photos of early modern Troubles in N. Ireland. [Emerald Isle