Margaret O’Leary

Life
[?-?]; protegée of W. B. Yeats; plays, such as The Woman (1929); novels include The House I Made (1935); Lightning Flash (1939), based on a play favoured by Yeats. IF2 DIW

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. II] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985); b. Cork; The House I Made (1935; Harmsworth Prize 1926); Lightning Clash (1940).

Eggeley Books (Cat. 44) lists Lightning Flash (Cape 1939) (xii), 13-380pp., novelisation of play; publisher’s foreword reprinting letter of W B Yeats to Lennox Robinson, praising Miss O’Leary as ‘the best realistic peasant dramatist who has yet appear.’

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