MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheal: All For Hecuba [Inscribed on titlepage]
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MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheal. All For Hecuba. An Irish Theatrical Autobiography. Dublin: Progress House, 1961. New and revised edition. Pictorial wrappers. Inscribed on titlepage: "Do Eibhlín Óg le meas agus le gean ó shean-charaid léi darb ainm Micheál, Nollaig 1961."" [For young Eibhlín with respect and love from an old friend named Micheál, Christmas 1961.] A well-read copy, some page corners turned." ‘Eibhlín Óg’ is Eileen O’Brien [1925-86], daughter and only child of MacLiammhóir’s old friends [Prof.] Liam and Helen Ó Briain. As a journalist she worked for various papers before joining the Irish Times in 1965, where she wrote an influential column titled ‘A social sort of column’, focusing on the less-privileged in Irish society, and paving the way for younger writers such as Nell McCafferty and Kitty Holland. She also started the ‘Tuarascáil’ section in Irish, which still continues forty years later. 1961 MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheal.
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