Published 24 April 2017
"Vagabond Lover, A Father-Son Memoir, is an unusual memoir, a bittersweet interaction between the life of my father, the famous Irish tenor Cavan O'Connor, who can be easily accessed and heard through Google and YouTube, and my emerging life as a writer, mainly of biographies of famous figures. It is undoubtedly the most challenging and demanding account I have written, and has taken on and off nearly 20 years since the death of my father in 1997. It will be published in Spring 2017"
"The backstage story of one of Britain's most popular entertainers told by the son who made his own way in a world his father never knew. Cavan O'Connor's boy has written an enthralling family biography, full of gossip, wise insights and fascinating revelations." Sir Ian McKellen
"I know no other biographer except Boswell who reveals so intimate and vivid a knowledge of the beliefs, doubts, certainties, strangenesses, quiddities, strengths and achievements of his subject as does O'Connor"
Sir Harold Hobson, Sunday Times
"Garry O'Connor is a literary luminary who has written excellent books on Sean O'Casey, Laurence Olivier and French theatre...his biography of William Shakespeare was received with all the fire and brimstone that naturally falls upon someone who tries to do something rich and strange with our most prized of cultural assets" (Time Out)