Posted on October 31, 2006 | Category: Writers
Pre-eminently human… funny in the way that The Catcher in the Rye was funny. BOOKS IRELAND
Mr Davison has a gentle touch with words that allow them to filter through the mind, leaving a residue of warmth and familiar recognition behind. SUNDAY PRESS
It has a hero who smacks of early Beckett EVENING HERALD
It is obvious that Philip Davison could make any place or circumstance or character that took his fancy equally compelling. He has a sparse and strangely matter-of-fact style of writing that gives full value to every word and act. THE IRISH TIMES
You are invited to download the following books by Philip Davison.
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genre :: Fiction
publisher :: Co-Op Books
place & year :: Dublin, 1981
ISBN :: Cloth 0 905441 45 1; Paper 0 905441 46 X
translations :: none
translation queries :: author, via ILR
status :: out of print
Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957. His novels include The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1981); Twist and Shout (Dingle, Brandon Books, 1983); The Illustrator (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1988); The Crooked Man (London, Jonathan Cape, 1997); McKenzie’s Friend (Jonathan Cape, 2000); The Long Suit (Jonathan Cape, 2003); and A Burnable Town (Jonathan Cape, 2006).
He has had one play produced, The Invisible Mending Company (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1996).
He has co-scripted the film dramas Exposure, and Criminal Conversation. His radio plays include Being Perfect (RTÉ, 2004); The Duke (RTÉ, 2004); Lennon’s Guitar (RTÉ, 2005); and The Fishmonger (RTÉ, 2006)
He lives in Dublin.
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