Under the one title are brought together two plays
by the critically acclaimed Garry O’Connor, Debussy Was My
Grandfather
and The Madness of Vivien Leigh.

A theme common to both is the emotional
and psychological turmoil underneath the veil of public careers, with
an uncompromising look at the undercurrents: the dysfunction of
domestic/family life, in all its anguish and floridity. There’s a
nicely judged balance between art in its moments of transcendence,
and the reality underpinning it, with a flawed humanity put to the
service of art. It’s a theme O’Connor has explored in a
substantial body of work as novelist, biographer and playwright…

Praise for The Madness of Vivien Leigh:

‘The mythology of one of the
century’s most celebrated marriages…a brilliantly perceptive
portrait.’ The Observer

‘With real insight O’Connor
gets plausibly close to what made Olivier and wife tick as artists…a
penetrating, utterly objective mind at work. Irish Times

‘Compulsive…the pair who
were Charles and Di, Torville and Dean, Tragedy and Comedy, Scylla
and Charybdis all rolled into one.’ Vogue

Debussy Was My Grandfather is published by
CentreHouse Press and is available in print format. Retails at all
the usual places, including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Word Power Books,
Barnes and Noble.