John Drennan

Wednesday 30 July 2014

John Drennan: Tales of political intrigue to rival Archer 

One of the eternal Christmas dilemmas is what literary present to buy for those strange souls who are interested in politics. This problem is accentuated by the fact that, with exceptions such as Stephen Collins and Pat Leahy, the history of Irish political books in Ireland has been relatively inglorious. As with the celebrity autobiography, most have consisted of wearisome cut-and-paste jobs or 50 funniest anecdotes-style texts, whose most natural location should be the ante room of a mercy-killing clinic.

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