Gordon Snell

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Gordon Snell
Notable work(s)Dangerous Treasure (1994),
The Mystery of Monk Island (1995),
The Curse of Werewolf Castle (1996),
The Phantom Horseman (1997),
The Case of the Mystery Graves (1998),
The Secret of the Circus (2000),
The Library Ghost (2000),
Fear at the Festival (2001)[1]
Spouse(s)Maeve Binchy (1977 - 2012)
 
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Gordon Snell
Notable work(s)Dangerous Treasure (1994),
The Mystery of Monk Island (1995),
The Curse of Werewolf Castle (1996),
The Phantom Horseman (1997),
The Case of the Mystery Graves (1998),
The Secret of the Circus (2000),
The Library Ghost (2000),
Fear at the Festival (2001)[1]
Spouse(s)Maeve Binchy (1977 - 2012)

Gordon Snell is a prominent children's writer[2] and scriptwriter.[3]

His books include Amy's Wonderful Nest, Tina and the Tooth Fairy and The Supermarket Ghost.[4] His other books include The Phantom Horseman, Dangerous Treasure, The Mystery of Monk Island, The Curse of Werewolf Castle and The Tex and Sheelagh Omnibus.[5] He has commissioned and edited the collection Thicker Than Water on growing up, contributed to by Irish and Irish-American writers.[6]

Snell was working as a freelance producer for the BBC when he met Maeve Binchy in London; they married in 1977 and ultimately moved to her hometown, Dalkey, Ireland (just outside Dublin).[7] In 2011, the couple appeared together on the Irish television soap opera, Fair City.[8] He was by her hospital bedside when she died the following year.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Books by Gordon Snell". Good Reads. 
  2. ^ Lynch, Donal (5 August 2012). "Donal Lynch: Maeve stirred up love with a long spoon . . . (She was held in great affection, but even in Ireland the compliments could be backhanded)". Sunday Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gordon Snell". Dalkey Book Festival. 
  4. ^ "Gordon Snell". O'Brien Press. 
  5. ^ "Author of The Phantom Horseman, Dangerous Treasure, The Mystery of Monk Island, The Curse of Werewolf Castle and The Tex and Sheelagh Omnibus". Poolbeg. 
  6. ^ "Thicker Than Water edited by Gordon Snell". RTÉ. 11 October 2001. 
  7. ^ Murphy, Patsy (1 August 2012). "The inspirational partnership of Maeve and Gordon". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Maeve Binchy visits Fair City tonight". RTÉ. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  9. ^ McGarry, Patsy (31 July 2012). "Maeve Binchy, best-loved writer of her generation, dies aged 72". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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