Parsons Bookshop: At the Heart of Bohemian Dublin, 1949-1989

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Tell us, Mary, about the morning that Brendan [Behan] and Patrick [Kavnagh] arrived [at the bookshop] together... Even Beatrice laughed as Mary recounted the confrontation which could have put Sarajevo in the shade. We all held our breaths for the fireworks. But they greeted each other cordially, and Patrick suggested they adjourn to Mooney's for a libation. 'They b-barred me, we'll try Searson's, ' Brendan stammered. 'I've a problem there, ' Patrick growled. Between the two of them, there was nowhere local they could go. ...

Parsons Bookshop: At the Heart of Bohemian Dublin, 1949-1989 2007, Liffey Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781905785117

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