Eilís Dillon
Death in the Quadrangle

Political Reviews

Dublin contains an ancient university which Miss Eilís Dillon has put to fictional use in "Death in the Quadrangle" for what may well be the first time. Here Irishness is added to donnery and it says a lot for Miss Dillon's restraint that the combination turns out to be both mild and pleasant.
The Irish setting is not heavily exploited except in the splendid freedom of Miss Dillon's characters from gloom, self-righteousness and a sense of social responsibility. But when Professor Daly says he has a number of friends in the Guards he is not being snobbish.

Times Literary Supplement

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