by George J. Dance
During World War II Allen moved to England, where he worked as a civil engineer. He rose to Director of the Hydraulics Research Station, Then transferred into the Cabinet Office as a Whitehall civil servant. He ended his professional career as First Civil Service Commissioner.
Allen was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1969.
- The Brown Parrots of Providencia. London: Faber & Faber, 1993.
- Who Goes There?. London: Faber & Faber, 1996.
- Mrs Power Looks Over the Bay. London: Faber & Faber, 1999.
- Gas Light & Coke. Dublin: Dedalus 2006.
- Before Troy. CB Editions 2010.
See also Edit
- Three poems at PN Review
- Audio / video
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