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Pat O'Shea


(Patricia Mary Shiels)
Ireland (1931 - 2007)

Pat O'Shea was born in January, 1931 in Galway, youngest of 5 children. When she was sixteen she went to England. She worked in a bookshop. She began to write theatre plays in Manchester and got a scholarship from the British Art Council. Her first novel was the book The Hounds of the Morrigan, which took 13 years to complete. The book is still admired by new readers of all ages more than 20 years on.

She died in Manchester on 3 May 2007, at age 76.