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Irish Eccentrics

A Selection
  • 286 Pages
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Lilliput Press
Biography & Autobiography, Social history, Reference, History - General History, Political Science, Politics/International Relations, Ireland, POL000000, POL, Europe - Ireland, Historical - British, Ge
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8450848M
ISBN 10094664067X
ISBN 139780946640676
OCLC/WorldCa22506928

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William Trevor KBE (24 May – 20 November ) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.

He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his Citizenship: British.

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