Moore, Brian

Moore, Brian,

1921–99, Canadian-American novelist, b. Belfast, Northern Ireland. He emigrated to Canada in 1948, where he was a reporter for the Montreal Gazette. He later moved to the United States and was a longtime resident of Malibu, Calif., although he maintained Canadian citizenship. While his novels are often concerned with people who are capable of hypocrisy and self-delusion, a comic vein runs through them. In clear, precise prose, Moore sets his beautifully drawn, isolated characters against a world marked by provincialism and religiosity. Moore's fiction has never been enormously popular, but it is strongly admired by other writers and a devoted group of readers. His novels, each of which is strikingly different in plot, setting, and historical period, include The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1956), The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1960), The Great Victorian Collection (1975), Black Robe (1985), Lies of Silence (1990), The Statement (1996), and The Magician's Wife (1998). Several of his works were made into films. He also wrote under the name Michael Bryan.

Bibliography

See D. Sampson, Brian Moore: The Chameleon Novelist (1998); studies by H. Dahlie (1969, 1981), J. Flood (1974), K. McSweeney (1983), J. O'Donoghue (1990), and R. J. Sullivan (1996).

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He joined a number of celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Roger Moore, Brian May, Moby, Imelda Staunton, Eddie Izzard, Twiggy, Annette Crosbie and Brian Blessed, who have all called for a ban on animal acts.
There has been Landon Donovan, Joe-Max Moore, Brian McBride and Predrag "Preki" Radosavljevic - making Everton 'The American People's Club'.
An announcement will be made this morning to confirm his appointment after the 45-year-old beat a host of candidates such as Allan Moore, Brian Reid and Eddie May to the post.
CMC Partnership directors Chris Moore, Brian Clancy and Rhiannon Cooke.
Announcing world-class names such as Christy Moore, Brian Kennedy and Kieran Goss, in addition to the new, innovative and pioneering project of the Irish Sea Sessions forming the heart of this year's offering, we have the hallmarks of a landmark festival.
Augusto and her husband Joseph, of Worcester; four grandsons, Michael Moore, Brian and Sean McGauley and Christopher Anzivino; and several nephews and nieces.
TOM HANKS, JULIANNE MOORE, BRIAN WILLIAMS, CAMPBELL BROWN, LINDA WELLS, LESLEE DART, JEFF ZUCKER, DONNY DEUTSCH AND MORE
Coventry Amateurs in 1955 (above, back, from left), Keith Robinson, Chris Wagg, Henry Horne, Les Stafford, David Kite, Gerry Barker, (front, from left) Maurice Atkins, Colin Moore, Brian Spence, Ken Higginson, Billy Cotton; and Coventry Sporting in 1974 (left, back, from left), Adrian Newbury, Bob Mundy, Tony Dunk, Derek Jones, Howard Jeavons, Steve Gibb, Brian Storr, (front, from left) Pete McNulty, Mel Davis, Paul Montague, David Kite, Stewart Gallagher, Jackie Manning, Simon Skelcey; Stewart Gallagher is signed by manager David Kite (below) as Sporting's first professional player.
Michelle White, Penelope Vicountess Cobham, John Scott Martin TF181007RBSA-05; Betty Alexander-Williams, Jan Pentecost, Michael Pentecost, Brian Pentecost, Michelle Cross and John Alexander-Williams TF181007RBSA-04; Rupert Parkin, David Gibbins, Mike O'Dwyer; Betty Moore, Brian Moore, Graham King, Gill King TF181007RBSA-02; Matthew Arnold, Michelle Hall, Monika Ferraz; Kevin Harris-James, Fergal Dowling, Tom Stevenson; Sushil Kumer, David Adams, Mike MacKenzie; Fiona Carr, Mark Illingsworth, Marie Dakin; Graham Blaine, Elaine Hind, Phil Ordidge, Irene Ordidge TF181007RBSA-03
John Moore, Brian Myrie and Kevin Finn of Queue Associates UK announced the formation of WPS Consulting LTD.
Goals by Chris Moore, Brian Rowe and Leon Ryan put the Bay on the way to victory ( and Chandler, who scored Whitley's winner in the Vase Final in 2002, said: "Naturally, I am delighted we have won this one.