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Somerville and Ross


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The story of a remarkable literary partnership written and narrated by DENYS HAWTHORNE with Eithne Dunne as E. CE. Somerville and Kate Binchy as ' Martin Ross Edith (Enone Somerville and ' Martin Ross ' ( the pen name of VIOLET MARTIN) were cousins, born in the middle of the last century into the twilight world of the Irish Ascendancy - a world of hunting, tennis parties, amateur theatricals, of local landed gentry and decaying country houses.
They began to write books as a joke but quickly developed into serious and substantial artists, producing together several works now recognised as classics such as The Real Charlotte and Some Experiences of an Irish RM.
French Leave: Mori 10.45 pm. Presence of mind: page 4


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Eithne Dunne
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Martin Ross
Unknown: Martin Ross
Unknown: Doreen Hepburn
Unknown: Alden Grennell.

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