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Maurice Walsh 1879-1964
Born in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Novelist

  • 1926 - "The Key Above The Door"
  • 1928 - "While Rivers Run"
  • 1929 - "The Small Dark Man"
  • 1932 - "Blackcock's Feather"
  • 1934 - "The Road to Nowhere"
  • 1937 - "And No Quarter"
  • 1940 - "The Hill is Mine"
  • 1943 - "The Spanish Lady"
  • 1948 - "Castle Gillian"
  • 1949 - "The Quiet Man" - made into a film
  • 1950 - "Trouble in the Glen" - made into a film

John Watson ("Ian MacLaren") 1850-1907
Born in Manningtree, Essex. Died in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Novelist

    As Ian Maclaren:
  • 1894 - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush"
  • 1895 - "The Days of Auld Lang Syne", "A Doctor of the Old School"
  • 1896 - "Kate Carnegie and those Ministers"
  • 1899 - "Afterwards and Other Stories", "Rabbi Saunderson"
  • 1901 - "Church Folks", "Young Barbarians"
  • 1902 - "His Majesty Baby, and some Common People"
  • 1907 - "St Jude's"
  • 1908 - "Graham of Claverhouse"
    As John Watson:
  • 1895 - "The Order of Service for Young People"
  • 1896 - "The Cure of Souls", "The Mind of the Master", "The Upper Room"
  • 1898 - "Companions of the Sorrowful Way", "The Potter's Wheel"
  • 1900 - "Doctrines of Grace"
  • 1901 - "The Life of the Master"
  • 1903 - "Homely Virtues"
  • 1905 - "The Inspiration of Our Faith"
  • 1907 - "The Scot of the Eighteenth Century", "God's Message of the Human Soul"

Alexander Wilson 1766-1813
Born in Paisley. Died in Philadelphia
Poet, Satirical Writer, Editor, Ornithologist

  • 1808-14 - "American Ornithology" - 9 volumes
  • "Watty and Meg" - a ballad
  • 1808 - "Rees's Cyclopedia" - published the first volume

John Wilson ("Christopher North") 1785-1854
Essayist, Philosopher

  • 1830 - Wrote a critical essay of Alfred Lord Tennyson's work


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