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Brian Moore was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1921. He served with the Ministry of War in North Africa, Italy, and France during the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and worked as a newspaper reporter for the Montreal Gazette from 1948 until 1952.
While living in Canada, Moore wrote his first three novels, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The Feast of Lupercal, and The Luck of Ginger Coffey, the first two set in Belfast, the third in Montreal. In 1959 he moved to the United States, but Canada continued to play a role in his later novels, including I Am Mary Dunne, The Great Victorian Collection, and Black Robe. His many honours included two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction.
Brian Moore died in Malibu, California, in 1999. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've never been more disappointed in a book. I actually thought I had missing pages because the ending was practically nonexistent! There were so many missed connections. Read morePublished on June 11 2001
Moore asks, how we would we react, today, to a religious vision? I'd run like hell, and so does the heroine. All of Moore's books are fascinating, but I think this is his best. Read morePublished on April 21 2000 by Susan
Brian Moore was Graham Greene's favorite living novelist and this book gives a reader several reasons why Greene was a fan of Moore. Read morePublished on April 8 2000 by Joseph Ritz
I do not read on occation. However I needed to read a book for an independant study. I found this book increadible. I found it enjoyable, and worth reading again. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 1999
Reading this book is like being caught in a nightmare. The tale is intensely gripping - an emotional roller coaster. Moore is a storyteller without peer. Read morePublished on May 7 1999 by Margaret Fiore