Sheridan, John Desmond

John D. Sheridan
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John Desmond Sheridan (John D. Sheridan) was born in 1903.

His novels include Vanishing Spring (Dublin, The Talbot Press/London: Rich ∓ Cowan, 1934); Paradise Alley (The Talbot Press, 1945); and The Magnificent MacDarney (The Talbot Press, 1949). His short fiction includes The Right Time (The Talbot Press, 1951/London, Dent 1952). His poetry includes Joe’ No Saint and Other Poems (Dublin, Gill, 1949); Stirabout Lane (The Talbot Press/ Dent 1955). Comic sketches, Here’s Their Memory (Dublin: Talbot 1941); and for children, Can’t Help Laughing (Dublin: Talbot 1944).

Best known for his humourous work, this genre includes I Laugh to Think (The Talbot Pres, 1946); It Stands to Reason: The Intelligent Rabbit’s Guide to Golf (The Talbot Press, 1947); Half in Earnest (The Talbot Press, 1948); My Hat Blew Off (The Talbot Press/Dent 1950); The Rest Is Silence (Dent 1953); While the Humour is On Me (The Talbot Press, 1954); Funnily Enough (The Talbot Press/Dent 1956); Bright Intervals (The Talbot Press/Dent 1958); God Made Little Apples (The Talbot Press/Dent 1964); Joking Apart (The Talbot Press/Dent 1964); and Include Me Out (The Talbot Press, 1967).

He also published a biography, James Clarence Mangan (The Talbot Press/London, Duckworth 1937).
I have been busy with words: The best of John D. Sheridan was published by Mercier Press in 1979; and a vinyl recording, The Humours of John D. Sheridan, was recorded by Gay Byrne (Dublin, RTÉ)

He died in 1980.

John D. Sheridan at Wikipedia

John D. Sheridan at The National Library of Ireland