Michel Deon was a novelist and distinguished member of Academie Francaise who lived in Galway from 1976. He is best known as author of The Purple Taxi, which became a film in 1977 starring Fred Astaire, Charlotte Rampling and Peter Ustinov, introducing the French public to the glories of Connemara. Horseman Pass By! was originally published by Gallimard in 2005 and is now available for the first time in English.
'Deon makes the poet, his life, his works, the absolute epicentre
of an intimate wandering. Compass point in place, he traces around
him the circle of rosettes of a long walk ... We are touched.
Conquered.' -Le Monde 'Country houses in the rain, Yeats stanzas -
as always, the writer excels at mixing humour and seriousness.' -Le
Figaro Magazine 'Horseman, Pass By! is filled with nostalgia, with
humour, with colour, with ghosts. It is a declaration of love for
Ireland.' -Le Magazine Litteraire
Horseman, Pass By! is filled with nostalgia, with humour, with colour, with ghosts. It is a declaration of love for Ireland. * Le Magazine Litteraire *