Archive for February, 2005

Damien Dempsey

His songs speak of suffering and struggle, the stock in trade for Irish singers and authors from Christy Moore to Frank McCourt, and that is where it got a bit much for this reviewer.

Michael O’Mara: Shockingly successful

It is doubtful that the Queen will be sending Michael O’Mara one of his Love Cheques to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his eponymous publishing company next month. In 1992 the affable American was responsible for the worst crisis to hit the royals since the Abdication Crisis in 1936, when he published Andrew Morton’s Diana: Her True Story, revealing exactly how far from the fairytale the royal romance of Charles and Diana had strayed.