John Arden

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John Arden

John Arden, playwright and novelist, born 26 October 1930; died 28 March 2012.

In 2009, produced a produced a glorious collection of stories entitled Gallows and Other Tales of Suspicion and Obession, which mingles black comedy with melodrama to probe the underside of Irish and English history from the 17th century to the 21st.

In order to make Gallows readily available to John Arden’s many admirers in Britain, Spokesman has ordered stock from the Irish publishers (Original Writing) for sale through its website - see below.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Gallows and Other Tales</span>Gallows and Other Tales
of Suspicion and Obession

The title-piece is a ghost story set in contemporary Galway: a nightmare of ghastly slaughter resurfacing from the era of the Penal Laws.

This book is accompanied by a DVD of a short documentary of Arden talking about his influences, and about his own illustrations of episodes in Gallows; filmed and produced by his son Finn Arden.

Contents:
Part 1: Ireland
Gallows
The Free Travel
Molly Concannon & the Felonious Widow

Part 2: London
A Masque of Blackness
Dreadfully Attended

Part 3: Yorkshire
Lizard Upon Two Legs
A Plot to Crack a Pisspot
Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire Sport
Yorkshire Tyke
Yorkshire Quarters
Yorkshire Bluebeard

Price: 22.99

ISBN: 978 1 90717 9198
506 pages | Paperback


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