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Extravagant Stranger

A Memoir

Daniel Roy Connelly

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Categories: 21st Century, Memoirs
Imprint: Little Island Press
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Hardback (104 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2017)
9780993505683
£12.99 £11.69
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  • Ian Fleming’s Bond meets the lyricism of Rimbaud in this fast-paced, genre-defying debut, encompassing six decades and three continents of absurd and often life-threatening experience. At once personal and hauntingly universal, Extravagant Stranger is the compelling memoir of self-professed ‘global scalliwag’ Daniel Roy Connelly – former diplomat, theatre director, Shakespeare scholar and conscience-stricken father. Laced with international intrigue and hilarious moments of well-aimed self-scrutiny, here is a book – like the life it relates – truly without comparison. 

    A former British diplomat, Daniel is a theatre director, actor and professor of creative writing, English and theatre. His poetry is widely published in print and online. Recent work has appeared in The North, The Transnational (in German), Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Moth, Acumen and Critical Survey and he has ... read more
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