How Brendan Behan's family rallied round 'warts an' all' biography
A reference to a homosexual element in Behan's lifestyle caused an incredible furore
UlIck O'Connor's biography of Brendan Behan caused a stir when it was published in 1970. It was well received by the critics but it caused intense argument among many who felt that it delved too much into Behan's private life.
Malcolm Muggeridge in the Observer wrote, "Excellent. Mr O'Connor has made a very good job on putting this prodigious figure into a biography".
The New York Times called it "fascinating" and the Sunday Times said, "It is a dedicated and warm study, absorbing to read and pathetically touching"