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A Delicate Wildness : the Life and Loves of David Thomson, 1914-1988.

Author: Julian Vignoles
Publisher: New York : The Lilliput Press, 2014.
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David Thompson was a Scottish writer, folklorist and radio producer, who became an honorary Irishman. His life took a defining turn when as a student of history at Oxford, he came to County Roscommon in the early 1930's as tutor to an Anglo-Irish family, the Kirkwoods. He fell in love with his charge, Phoebe, the daughter of the house, and returned to London in 1939, becoming a radio producer with the BBC, where he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vignoles, Julian.
A Delicate Wildness : The Life and Loves of David Thomson, 1914-1988.
New York : The Lilliput Press, ©2014
Named Person: David Thomson; David Thomson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Vignoles
ISBN: 9781843516491 1843516497
OCLC Number: 908094486
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Epigraph; 1. Nairn in Darkness; 2. Woodbrook: Enchantment in Roscommon; 3. A BBC Producer; 4. The Kiernan Sisters; 5. Martina; 6. Challenges at the BBC; 7. Moral Candour, Fiction and 'Fiction'; 8. Seal and Hare Uncovered; 9. Man and Fox; 10. The Memoir Triumphant; 11. Phoebe; 12. The Woodbrook Legacy; 13. The Great Hunger; 14. In Camden Town; 15. County Clare Interlude; 16. A Roscommon Coda; 17. Nairn in Light; Postscript; Copyright.

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David Thompson was a Scottish writer, folklorist and radio producer, who became an honorary Irishman. His life took a defining turn when as a student of history at Oxford, he came to County Roscommon in the early 1930's as tutor to an Anglo-Irish family, the Kirkwoods. He fell in love with his charge, Phoebe, the daughter of the house, and returned to London in 1939, becoming a radio producer with the BBC, where he spent the remainder of his working days. David Thomson was affecting, febrile and uniquely talented. His life was dominated by his love of women and locale - Ireland, Scotland, Lo.

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