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The Early Years of Brian O'Nolan/Flann O'Brien/Myles N

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This volume of memoirs traces the early years of the O'Nolan family as they grew up in Strabane, Glasgow, Inchicore, Tullamore and finally Dublin. Spanning the early part of the century and in to the 1930s, the text provides glimpses of an era of immense social and political change.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Lilliput Press
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Derry
May 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Random and jerky while also somehow managing to be boring. This wafer-thin biography of Brian O'Nolan's early years provides almost no insight into his life or motivations. His brother was clearly an amiable man, if surprisingly conservative and unimaginative compared to his subject. Overall this biography seems like a collection of short essays written on a few lazy Sundays by someone with not a lot to say.
Melissa Powers
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ciaran O'Nolan is a really, really good writer. Lovely prose in here. The story about how they found the entire collection of Blather in their father's papers made me tear up.

Great portrait of a family, and still interesting despite not even that much of Brian O'Nolan in it.
Daniel
Dec 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
I saw what he meant. Goodness knows there was fuss enough in our family when I tried to marry into musical comedy a few years ago.
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