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Romancing Ireland : Richard Hayward, 1892-1964, Paperback / softback Book

Romancing Ireland : Richard Hayward, 1892-1964 Paperback / softback


A largely forgotten figure in the Irish cultural world, Hayward left behind a formidable body of work in books and recordings.

He moved easily between parallel worlds of film making, the theatre, broadcasting and singing and writing, and his life touched many people.

In this painstakingly researched account of an extraordinary life, Paul Clements has mastered a huge amount of material.

The book covers all of his life, providing fresh insights through the lens of remarkable material from hitherto unknown archive resources, and a wealth of rare photographs.

Paul Clements has scrutinised thousands of documents and literary fragments in archives throughout Ireland and Britain, producing a balanced reflection on Hayward's books, songs, films and ideas, which tell the extraordinary story of his four decades in the public spotlight.

This absorbing and timely biography, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Hayward's death in 1964, draws on an array of primary sources, including previously unseen letters, and paints a refreshingly readable portrait of the man and his times.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 424 pages
  • Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
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  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9781843516521

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