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- DescriptionDublin, 1930s - political unrest between Republicans and the De Valera Government. An art exhibition takes place and contains an unusual painting entitled The Wishing Boy . Catrin Kilpatrick, the daughter of a well-kwn business man, admires the unique painting and wants to buy it, but Devlin O'Farell the artist refuses to sell it. Determined to have her way, she travels to Galway where he lives, and plans to make the purchase. Little does she kw, Devlin worked for Flan Maguire, the most powerful man in Galway, and Commander of the Galway IRA Brigade. She has walked into the Lion's Den, and will find herself in great danger.
- Author BiographyBorn Glasgow, Scotland in 1929. Grew up in Peebles in the glorious Scottish Borders. Educated at Peebles High School. Started work at 17 as an apprentice in the Woollen Industry. Interrupted by National Service in the RAF between 1947-49 and on demobilisation became full time student at the Scottish Woollen Technical College in Galashiels, graduating in 1952. Retired in 1996 after 50 years' service in the textile industry, including a spell of 10 years in Quebec, Canada. Elected a Fellow of The Textile Institute in 1986 for his contributions to the industry. Married in 1954 to Rhona, and have raised one son and two daughters who have long since flown the nest. For the past 22 years they have resided in Swansea where they enjoy an active life covering sporting and musical activities. Ken started his first published work at the age of 14, supplying the local newspaper with reports on soccer activities, and during his adult career in textiles had over 50 articles published in textile magazines with international circulation. He plays the piano, and is a member of the Morriston Orpheus Choir, one of the leading male voice choirs in Wales who performed in Carnegie Hall in October 2001, a mere 5 weeks after the 9/11 tragedy to show support for the people of N.Y. During his 10 years in Canada, Ken was a prominent member of Toastmasters International and became a champion speech contestant. He was a winner of 21 out of 25 contests and only failed by the narrowest of margins to qualify for the Toastmasters World Championship Finals in Toronto in 1968.
- Author(s)Emma Maxwell McCone
- PublisherAustin Macauley Publishers
- Date of Publication31/03/2015
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAustin Macauley Publishers
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine42 mm
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