Beyond Derrynane: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe (Paperback)
A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe
Gortcullinane Press, 9780997407600, 348pp.
Publication Date: July 7, 2016
About the Author
Kevin O'Connell is a native of New York City and a descendant of a young officer of what had-from 1690 to 1792-been the Irish Brigade of the French army, believed to have arrived in French Canada following the execution of Queen Marie Antoinette in October of 1793. At least one grandson subsequently returned to Ireland and Mr. O'Connell's own grandparents came to New York in the early twentieth century. He holds both Irish and American citizenship. He is a graduate of Providence College and Georgetown University Law Centre. For more than four decades, O'Connell has practiced international business transactional law, primarily involving direct-investment matters, throughout Asia (principally China), Europe, and the Middle East. The father of five children and grandfather of ten, he and his wife, Laurette, live with their golden retriever, Katie, near Annapolis, Maryland.