Patrick O'Connor is probably one of the best friends Fred never knew he had! In a long career covering book and television production, O'Connor was the man almost single-handedly responsible for the "Mapp & Lucia" revival in the US - he managed to get the sextet republished by two different publishing houses, and thus instigated Fred's return to American popularity.
"Don't Look Back" is a collection of anecdotes from his life, and was published by Moyer Bell in 1993, and contains a chapter entitled "Lying for Lucia" in which he recount how the Lucian resurrection came about. In due course, we will (with the very generous and kind permission of the author) be putting extracts from this chapter on this page - in the meantime, if you would like to have a copy of the book (which does make facinating reading!), call 888-789-1945
(This is a Rhode Island 'phone number, so anyone calling from outside of the USA should add the appropriate international dialling code, and should try to bear in mind the time difference!)
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