In an era that conjures up Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, Campbell worked in diving bells and heavy, spacesuit-like diving gear.
Author Archives: Francis Kelly
Francis Kelly is a historian and author of "Captain Francisco de Cuéllar: The Armada, Ireland, and the Wars of the Spanish Monarchy, 1578–1606". A native of Leitrim, he fell in love with Dublin after discovering Gur Cake while working as a bus conductor for Dublin Bus in the late eighties.
Civilised by Beasts, Reviewed
In this new book, animal exploitation is used as a lens to reflect the changing social, cultural and ideological fabric of the city of Dublin as it moved towards a new model of urban civilisation in the nineteenth century.