The Mind's Eye: A Twelve Month Journal, by John Brophy
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The Mind’s Eye is an engaging record of the cultural life of London in the late 1940’s. It contains anecdotes from Brophy’s literary, artistic, and theatrical circles. There are insights into the BBC, London theatre life and acting royalty like Laurence Olivier and the Redgraves.
A full report is given of a visit to Dublin during the anniversary celebrations of the 1798 Rebellion, and of an investigation into historical sites connected with Robert Emmet and Sarah Curran.
John Brophy, who was of Irish descent, was born in 1899 in Liverpool. As a journalist and author, he wrote more than 40 books; many of them were related to his experience of the First World War when he had lied about his age to join the British Army in 1914. During the Second World War, he served in the Home Guard. Brophy was a critic for various London newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph as well as for the BBC.
Published by Arthur Barker in 1949.
Good condition. Binding intact. Dust jacket is slightly torn. Sunning on spine.