Bridget O'Connor, Here Comes John

Jonathan P. A. Sell (Universidad de Alcala de Henares)
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***This article discusses both volumes of short stories authored by Bridget O’Connor, Here Comes John (Cape, 1993) and Tell Her You Love Her (Cape, 1997)***

Born in North London into an Irish family, Bridget O’Connor (1961-2010) wrote (or co-wrote with Peter Straughan) six plays, among them Becoming the Rose (2000) and The Flags (2006), three screenplays, including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), and two collections of short stories, Here Comes John (Cape, 1993) and Tell Her You Love Her (Cape, 1997). Reflecting her background, the bulk of the stories are set in London, typically its northern boroughs, and give voice to the lonely, unfulfilled victims of urban life in materialist society.

Born in North London into an Irish family, Bridget O’Connor (1961-2010) wrote (or co-wrote…

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Citation: Sell, Jonathan P. A.. "Here Comes John". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 November 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41470, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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