1912-89; b. Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, b. 18 Nov.; ed. QUB, Edinburgh, Princeton; ordained as minister; served in Spanish Civil War and WW II; lectured in Canadian universities and became Canadian citizen; novels, lived and worked as a writer in Spain and Ireland; journalist in London since 1957; novels, Miro (1968); The Hound, The Fox, and the Harper (1970); Through the Dark and Hairy Wood (1972); The Whore Mother (1973); The Bird in Last Years Nest (1974); The MacDonnell (1978); Aladale (1979); The Pirate Queen of Connacht (1980); The Blackmith's Daughter (1987), and At the House on Pine Street (1987). DIW
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The Writer's Almanac (US) quotes: [I wrote my books] for my son to read so that, if he heeded them, he would not in his youth be the sort of fool his father was when he was young. [link]
Books in Print (1994): Miro (London: Hale 1968, 1972) 0 232560 709 1; The Miro Papers (London: Hale 1972) 070912 881 9; Through the Dark and Hairy Wood [see Miro] (London: J. Cape 1972) 02240 1646 6; The Whore Mother (London: J. Cape 1973; Sevenoaks: Coronet 1975) 0 34019937 7; The Bird in last Years Nest (London: J. Cape 1974/NY: M Evans; London: Hodder 1977; Sevenoaks: Coronet 1977) 0 340 22312 4; The MacDonnell (London: J. Cape 1978 0 2240 1485 5; Aladale (London: J. Cape 1979) 0 2240 0784 X; The Pirate Queen of Connacht (1980) [NOT IN BNB under 1980; nor in US CONGRESS CAT.]
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Title change: note confusion between Miro, Miro Papers, and reiss. as The Hound, The Fox, and the Harper.
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