Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Marcus Dailly recently had his first novel published. A Fate Better Than Life (CillEll Publications, 2013)—a description of which can be found here:
A back-cover biography reveals the following: Dailly was born in Dundee and started life as a professional footballer, playing in Scotland, England and Ireland, before studying English and Psychology at Dundee University.
He worked as a journalist with a leading Scottish news agency before turning his attention to teaching. He now lives in Dublin, where he worked as a teacher of English and Physical Education. An Irish newspaper, The Argus, carried a brief interview with the author when his novel was published.
Now, the story below is NOT by Marcus Dailly, who was born 1 October 1975, but the urge to write and the Dundee connection makes me wonder whether it was a relative of Dailly's who was responsible for the comic. (Marcus Dailly, incidentally, is the brother of footballer Christian Dailly.)
Gallant Enemy, illus. Amador (Commando 712, Jan 1973; rpt Commando 1908, Jul 1985)