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An Innocent in Ireland: Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters
An Innocent in Ireland: Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters by David McFadden 0771055277 9780771055270
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An Innocent in Ireland: Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters by David McFadden

When writer David McFadden sets out on a tour of Ireland, he is determined to so do in a relatively innocent state. Using as a guide onlyIn Search of Ireland, a 1930 title by travel writer H. V. Morton, he plans to follow the same route, to try to determine how things have changed and how they have remained the same. This he proceeds to do at least at first. But soon he is wandering more and more erratically around the country, poking into any corner and musing over any sight that takes his fancy from a cozy guest house in Kilcullen to the legendary Hill of Tara, from the south-coast pub run by twin sisters to the windswept reaches of the Ballaghbeama Gap. And increasingly he is drawn to the prehistoric monuments of ancient Ireland. As he goes, he records his very personal impressions in a clear-eyed and wryly humorous way. Wisely, McFadden also lets the many characters he meets speak for themselves; he loves a good chat and he gives ample space to the various loquacious barmen, shopkeepers, hoteliers, and passersby along the way. And of all the eccentric and appealing characters that he encounters, one of the most intriguing is his travelling companion, the mysterious Spanish chambermaid and poet Lourdes Brasil. Amusing, quirky, compassionate but unsentimental,An Innocent in Irelandis a treat for any armchair traveller.

Author: David McFadden

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 1995-05-06

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0771055277

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