Despite their numerical smallness the author contends that they made a major contribution to Western civilization. The author originated the Radio 4 programme "Bookshelf" and the Frank Delaney series on BBC television. His previous books are "James Joyce's Odyssey" and "Betjeman Country".
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About the Author
Frank Delaney is the author of the bestselling novel Ireland as well as Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, Tipperary, Shannon, and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York City and Connecticut.
Hometown:New York, New York, and Kent, Connecticut
Date of Birth:October 24, 1941
Date of Death:February 21, 2017
Place of Birth:Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Place of Death:Danbury, Connecticut
Education:Thomastown National School 1947-54; The Abbey School, Tipperary, 1954-60; Rosse College, Dublin, 1960