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Paul Kearney

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in County Antrim, Ireland

Tolkien, CS Lewis, Patrick O Brian. Rosemary Sutcliff, Mary Renault

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Paul Kearney was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1967and grew up in rural County Antrim. His father was a butcher, his mother a nurse. He grew up riding horses and sleeping in the woods from an early age.
He went to a local grammar school, and then to Lincoln College, Oxford.

After college, he taught English, was a bartender, and gained a commission in the British Army.

Four years after leaving Oxford, his first novel was taken on by the literary agents Campbell, Thomson & McLaughlin. The publisher Victor Gollancz bought the book, and Gollancz then published Kearney's next seven books, including the Monarchies of God series.

In the years subsequent to the publication of his first novel in 1992, Kearney was fortunate enough to be able

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The Underside of Things

I'm doing research right now for the sequel to Wolf, and will be revisiting Oxford this Spring to walk over some of the paths Anna will tread.

Here's a link to an analysis of Wolf which I think was pretty much spot on. It's not a review; it's an academic critique. But the author did seem to cotton on to what I was trying to say. Read more of this blog post »
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Hi Dominik - I'm glad you liked the Monarchies series. I was very young when I wrote them. When I began Hawkwood I was still a soldier myself. But there are no plans to revisit that series. I had a go at rewriting the last book, but it was hard to ge See Full Answer
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“I have found that there are two ways of dealing with men. Either you treat them with respect, or you kill them. Anything in between merely breeds resentment and the desire for revenge.”

“Places ain't home. People is. Bricks and chairs is nothing.”
Paul Kearney, The Wolf in the Attic
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“It must be terrible to be old, when you love someone who died young. They never change in your mind, and every day you see yourself grow away from that person you were when you loved and knew them. Until you are more of a shadow than they are, and the girl you were is altogether gone, more dead even than that young man on the battlefield.”
Paul Kearney, The Wolf in the Attic


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