My name is Maurice Connolly and I have created this compilation of short stories, 'Tales of the Bright the Dark and the Bizarre.' Rural Ireland is the location of the work. I'm a countryman myself so I feel I know what I'm writing about. And some strange individuals do reside in the countryside.
Previously I have written a novel, 'Redferne' and two stage plays that were widely performed. I remain still married to the same woman.
Tales of the Bright the Dark and the Bizarre is a compilation of short stories with an Irish backdrop. The title could be taken as self-explanatory as the various stories touch all aspects of human emotion. Peopled by fascinating characters the book has a strong vein of dark humour throughout. Contemporary Ireland and superstitious Ireland of the early fifties vividly brought to life.