IRISH, Lola




Also known as Lola Dorothy Mulligan, this born-in-Sydney novelist produced a trilogy involving a Canadian character in the Cariboo from the 1860s. The House of O'Shea was the final novel of this trilogy and her sixth novel overall. It was published by Hodder & Stoughton in London, England. She made her fourth visit to Vancouver in 1990. "Unless I get response and circulation in writing of B.C. there will be no stimulation for me to write of Canada again," she wrote in 1990. "Don't ever be a novelist! Sell shoes, it's easier!" Her other novels include Streets of Dust: A Novel Based on the Life of Caroline Chisholm and The Place of the Swan (1986).

[BCBW 2003]