The Perfect Stranger

Remembering PJ Kavanagh. We were honoured to republished his 1966 memoir earlier this year. http://septemberpublishing.org/books/the-perfect-stranger
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The late PJ Kavanagh: 'Though celebrated as a poet, Patrick Kavanagh first achieved literary distinction in 1966 with a remarkable work of prose, The Perfect Stranger'  The Independent

PJ Kavanagh: Award-winning author and journalist who was acclaimed as a poet of the transcendent

The late PJ Kavanagh: 'Though celebrated as a poet, Patrick Kavanagh first achieved literary distinction in 1966 with a remarkable work of prose, The Perfect Stranger' The Independent

More praise for PJ Kavanagh's The Perfect Stranger from David Nicholls in yesterday's @observer.

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More praise for PJ Kavanagh's The Perfect Stranger from David Nicholls in yesterday's

'At his student digs, Kavanagh hears the sound of footsteps on the landing, meets the “perfect stranger” of the title and an account of a rite of passage becomes an unashamed love story.' David Nicholls, Guardian (Photo: PJ Kavanagh with his wife Sally in Bali in 1958)

David Nicholls: the book that saved me

PJ Kavanagh with his wife Sally in Bali in 1958

End papers working really well too (always a relief when seeing the finished product). #ThePerfectStranger

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“End papers working really well too (always a relief when seeing the finished product).

The Perfect Stranger, 1966 edition cover by Michael Harvey

The Perfect Stranger, 1966 edition cover by Michael Harvey

'After a cameo role in Father Ted in 1998, PJ Kavanagh, a lean pipe smoker with a distinctive face and voice, was plagued with offers of more work playing Irish priests.' Guardian (Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Corbis)

PJ Kavanagh obituary

'After a cameo role in Father Ted in PJ Kavanagh, a lean pipe smoker with a distinctive face and voice, was plagued with offers of more work playing Irish priests.' Guardian (Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Corbis)


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