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Caption   Irish writer Francis Stuart (1993)
Programme   Would You Believe  
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Personalities/Groups   Stuart, Francis (1902 - 2000)
Description   Irish writer Francis Stuart at his Dundrum home in County Dublin, in December 1993. He is sitting on an armchair with a cat in his lap. This was a publicity still for RTÉ Television's series on religious affairs 'Would You Believe'. Stuart was one of the people featured in a programme about octo- and nonagenerians. It was broadcast on 13 January 1994.

Francis Stuart married the daughter of Maud Gonne, Iseult, in 1920 and fought on the republican side in the Irish civil war. He published his first book in 1924, a collection of poems entitled 'We Have Kept the Faith', but subsequently turned to novel writing in the late 1920s. He worked as a university lecturer in Berlin during World War II and made pro-German broadcasts to Ireland between 1942 and 1944. These became the subject of some controversy when he was appointed Saoi to Aosdána, the publicly funded body for the honouring of Ireland's writers and artists, in 1996. His most famous work is the fictional memoir 'Black List, Section H' (1971).  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Harding, Peter  
Date of photograph   01/Dec/1993
(01/Dec/1993 - 01/Dec/1993)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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