Alannah Hopkin

Life
1949- ; b. Singapore; ed. Cork, and Queen Mary’s College, London; author of A Joke Goes a Long Way in the Country (1982), set in 1945, and The Outhaul (1985), both novels; also The Living Legend of St. Patrick (1989) and The Ship of Seven Murders (2010), concerning the captain and crew of the brig “Mary Russell” in 1828 - based on research by Kathy Bunney; issued The Dogs of Inishere (2017), a first published collection of short stories; reviews for the Irish Examner; lives in Kinsale. DIW

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Works
Fiction
  • A Joke Goes a Long Way in the Country (London: Hamish Hamilton 1982), 147pp.;
  • The Outhaul (London: Hamish Hamilton; Sphere 1985, q.pp.;
  • The Dogs of Inishere (Dalkey Archive Press 2017), 132pp.
Studies & Biography
  • The Living Legend of St. Patrick (London: Grafton 1989), 191pp.
  • Eating Scenery:  West Cork, The People and the Place Cork (Cork: Collins Press 2008), 245pp. [stories of Rory Gallagher, et al.]
  • The Ship of Seven Murders - A True Story of Madness & Murder (Cork: Collins Press 2010), 228pp.
Travel
  • Inside Cork (Cork: Collins Press 1992), 153pp.
  • Ireland [Step-by-Step Ser.] (Singapore: Macmillan APA 2010), 124pp., ill [chiefly col.; maps; 23 cm. + 1 folded map.]
  • Cork and Southwest Ireland [Step-by-Step Ser.](Singapore: Macmillan APA 2011) 112pp.
  • Ireland [Berlitz Handbooks] (LondonBerlitz 2012), 304pp.
  • contrib. to Explore Ireland [Insight Guides] (Singapore: Macmillan APA 2014), 144pp.;
Miscellaneous
  • contrib. essay to Martin Finnin [Vangard ser., 1; gen. ed. John O'Regan] ](Kinsale: Gandon Editions 2007), 47pp., ill. [col. ports.; to coincide with Snippet from the seventh soup Exhibition].

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