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Molly Keane is also known as M.J.Farrell

Good Behaviour 642 copies, 15 reviews
Devoted Ladies 308 copies, 7 reviews
Time After Time 246 copies, 7 reviews
The Rising Tide 243 copies, 8 reviews
Loving and Giving 208 copies, 3 reviews
Full House 143 copies, 5 reviews
Mad Puppetstown 140 copies, 3 reviews
Two Days in Aragon 124 copies, 3 reviews
Loving Without Tears 100 copies, 4 reviews
Taking Chances 97 copies, 4 reviews
Young Entry 93 copies, 2 reviews
Treasure Hunt 81 copies, 3 reviews
Conversation Piece 54 copies, 2 reviews
Virago Omnibus II (Contributor) 34 copies

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Molly Keane was an Anglo-Irish writer born and raised in Ireland, in a hunting, fishing family.  Her mother was a minor poet.  She was articulate and well-informed although having received little education from governesses and boarding school. She began writing anonymously, as it would have been held disgraceful for a young lady of her time to have her name appear in print. She wrote 10 novels between 1928 and 1952, and four plays, with John Perry, by 1961, highly regarded by critic James Agate. After her husband Robert Keane died at the age of 36, she stopped writing for many years, then made her comeback with Good Behaviour (1981), which became a literary sensation. Her extraordinary novels are beloved for their black comedy and the dialogue with which she brought to life the (now gone) privileged world in which she grew up -- often involving genteel poverty and loneliness.  She died in 1996, leaving two daughters.
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Molly Keane is also known as M.J.Farrell

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