Sunday 4 December 2016

Eoghan Harris: Hits, myths and misses surrounding our Collins

Published 28/10/2012 | 05:00

Alan Coren, the English humourist, once asked his publisher what subjects sold best. Golfing, cats and Nazis, he was told. So Coren wrote a short book called Golfing for Cats and put a swastika on the cover.

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That is why I am writing this weekend about Michael Collins. As well as giving you a break from the bank debt saga, it assures me of your attention. Because the Big Fellow is now a bestselling brand.

The cult of Collins has long been a lucrative line of business for my old sparring partner, Tim Pat Coogan. But recently, he has taken to throwing in a minor brand to prop it up. Flatteringly, that minor brand is me.

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