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Edna O'Brien (1930-), Novelist, short story writer and playwright

Sitter in 9 portraits
Novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Born in Tuamgraney, County Clare and moved to London in 1959, where she wrote her first novel The Country Girls (1960). Other celebrated books include The Lonely Girl (re-printed as The Girl with the Green Eyes, 1962), Girls in Their Married Bliss (1964), August is a Wicked Month (1965) and A Pagan Place (1970) and A Scandalous Woman (1974). Later novels include The High Road (1988) and House of Splendid Isolation (1994).

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Edna O'Brien

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1971
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Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, November 1973
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Edna O'Brien

by Fay Godwin
bromide print, 1974
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Edna O'Brien

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, September 1976
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Edna O'Brien

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1979
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Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1988
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Edna O'Brien

by Horst Tappe
vintage print, 1970s
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Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
print, November 1973
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Edna O'Brien

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1980
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