Margaret Mulvihill

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Margaret Mulvihill (born March 8, 1954) is an Irish writer. She has published four novels and many works of non-fiction.


Margaret Mulvihill was born in Dublin and studied history and politics at University College Dublin. She completed her M.A. in economic and social history at Birkbeck, University of London.

Her non-fiction work includes a biography of Charlotte Despard (1989), a biography of Benito Mussolini (1990), an account of the French Revolution (1989), and The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs (1999).

Her novels are Natural Selection (1985), Low Overheads (1987), St Patrick’s Daughter (1994),[1] and The Leaving Coat (2013).

She was UEA Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia in 1989.[2] She has contributed to New Writings Two, published by the British Council,[3] the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,[4] The Electronic British Library Journal,[5] and the Fish Anthology, 2007.[6]



  • The French Revolution, Franklin Watts, 1989, ISBN 978-0-531-17167-7
  • Roman Forts, Gloucester Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-7496-6822-8
  • Charlotte Despard: A Biography, London, 1989. ISBN 978-0-04-440446-0
  • The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs, Marshall Editions/Viking, 1999. ISBN 978-1-84028-205-4



  1. ^ Morrissy, Mary (1993-04-11). "Book Review: A bad case of the unrequiteds". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  2. ^ "Creative Writing fellowships". University of East Anglia. 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  3. ^ Motion, Andrew (1997-09-11). "New Writing 2". British Council. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  4. ^ "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Charlotte Despard". Oxford Dictionary of national Biography. 2004-09-15. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  5. ^ "Electronic British library Journal, Authors". British Library. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  6. ^ "A Paper Heart Is Beating, A Paper Boat Sets Sail". Fish Publishing. 2007-04-07. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-01-24.

External links[edit]

  • [1] – Margaret Mulvihill blog