Kilbracken, Lord

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KILBRACKEN, Lord. Also writes as John Raymond Godley. Irish (born England), b. 1920. Genres: Poetry, Art/Art history, Natural history, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: Daily Mirror and Sunday Express, staff reporter, 1947-51; freelance writer for many publications, 1951-2001, including contracts with Evening Standard (as foreign corresp.) Daily Express and Tatler; active as Labour Peer in House of Lords, until disqualified, 1999; Editorial Director, Worldwatch Magazine, 1984-85. Publications: Even for an Hour (poetry), 1940; Tell Me the Next One, 1950; (ed.) Letters from Early New Zealand, 1951; The Master Forger (in U.S. as Master Art Forger), 1951; Living Like a Lord, 1955; A Peer behind the Curtain (in U.S. as Moscow Gatecrash), 1959; Shamrocks and Unicorns (essays), 1962; Van Meegeren, 1967; Bring Back My Stringbag, 1979; The Easy Way to Bird Recognition, 1982 (Times Educational Supplement's Senior Information Book Award 1983); The Easy Way to Tree Recognition, 1983; The Easy Way to Wild Flower Recognition, 1984. Address: Killegar, County Leitrim, Ireland. Online address: [email protected]