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I am a film academic and author based in Dublin. I love many many things including repetition, Liverpool FC, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Northern Soul, Julie Christie, Ghost Box Records, model villages, Hap and Leonard, Bronco Bullfrog, Edwige Fenech, Iris Murdoch and the golden age of British wrestling.

I completed my PhD at the University of Kent on the films of the British New Wave in 2005 and in 2006 The British New Wave was published by Manchester University Press.

Inspired by my daughter’s love of reading and listening to audiobooks I began working on the Falcon Boy books in 2012.

Whereas most superheroes are vaunted for their being very good at things I wanted to create a world where not being very good is perfectly acceptable, if not a little endearing.

Instead of extolling the value of perfection, Falcon Boy is a celebration of what it is to be fairly hopeless, a state that is much closer to my own experience of fatherhood.

Volume I in the Falcon Boy: A Fairly Hopeless Hero series Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird vs Dr Don’t Know in a Battle for all the Life of all the Planets is available on Amazon and Smashwords. I am currently working on Volumes II and III.

Falcon Boy  has a Facebook page and a Twitter profile and other prominent characters from the first book in the Falcon Boy series can also be found on Twitter at the following links:

Pearly Stockwell; Doodah; Dr Don’t Know; the Rebel Robot MCs.

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  1. Hi Barnaby, Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by my blog and to follow; I appreciate it 🙂 Have a wonderful day. God Bless
    ~ baaps

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  2. Thank you for following my blog as it led me in turn to yours.
    I love the reason that you wrote Falcon Boy – “I wanted to create a world where not being very good is perfectly acceptable, if not a little endearing.” A wonderful world to live in!

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    1. Hi Noelene, many thanks for your kind message and for following my blog. We spend our lives being confronted by alleged perfection and though I can only speak for myself I do think that the imperfect is always far more interesting and attractive. I hope you have a really lovely day. Kind regards, Barnaby

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