‘Who?’ The Most Remarkable People You’ve Never Heard Of

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  • "...well-written in a light, often humorous style. It is well worth reading." —Roger Poole, "The Pharmaceutical Journal"

Meet The Author

Donough is the son of Toby O’Brien, PR Guru to Winston Churchill. He is one of the O’Briens of Dromoland. During the Swinging 60s, Donough shared a flat with Lord Patrick Lichfield, and launched the club Sibylla’s, with George Harrison. His friends included Joanna Lumley, Jacqui Bisset, Charlotte Rampling and Mary Quant.

Donough works in advertising, running the UK arm of New York firm, Spring O’Brien. He has worked with many of Ireland’s leading companies. He is also the author of Fringe Benefits and Fame by Chance, both of which have been translated into many foreign editions. Donough lives in London and France with his wife, Liz, also a writer. He has two sons and a step-daughter who are also in media.

‘Who? Never heard of him.’

‘Who? Never heard of her.’

Many remarkable people are often overshadowed by shallow celebrities, and Donough O’Brien has worked to uncover and expose those who have accomplished so much but have been long forgotten – or never known. This book brings the unrecognised to recognition – with over 200 names that should trip off the tongue, but don’t. Many Irish men and women are identified in the book:

Who put Guinness on the map? Which Irishman was ‘the bravest Englishman at Waterloo’? Who was John Kennedy’s first dangerous lover? Who gave us the word ‘boycott’? Who stopped Catholic priests from marrying? Who came from Ireland and wrecked Paraguay? Who designed the White House? Who was Ireland’s No. 1 Nazi? Who was the first person through Ellis Island?

Find out just ‘Who?’ these people are plus many more!

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