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Unattractive socialist hero with feet of clay

After The Lockout by Darran McCann. Fourth Estate, €14. Reviewed by Alan Monaghan.

11th March, 2012
Dublin Metropolitan Police baton-charge crowds in the 1913 Lockout. Photo: Getty

After The Lockout by Darran McCann


Any novel that begins - as After the Lockout does - with the protagonist admiring Constance Markievicz's derrière as he marches behind her in a funeral procession certainly ticks the box for an arresting opening.

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