The Feckin' Book of Irish History: For Anyone Who Hasn't Been Paying Attention for the Last 30,000 Years

The Feckin' Book of Irish History: For Anyone Who Hasn't Been Paying Attention for the Last 30,000 Years

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By (author) Colin Murphy, By (author) Donal O'Dea

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  • Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 190mm x 30mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 16 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1847170692
  • ISBN 13: 9781847170699
  • Illustrations note: 256 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 82,832

Product description

Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here's the real skinny on Irish history, including: Invasions, Emergencies, one Big Rising, all sorts of Troubles; the Siege of Limerick (continuing), Paddy of the Snakes, Niall of the Nine Hostages, The Big Fella, The Long Fella, Aer Lingus and the Flight of the Earls, Daniel O'Connell, Wolfe Tone and other singers, Gun-running at Howth, Wind-surfing at Lahinch; and, the IRB, the IRA, the EEC, the GAA, the Celtic Tiger, RIP. This title features illustrations that put the "Book of Kells" in the ha'penny place.

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Author information

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling 'Feckin' collection (The O'Brien Press). His debut historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. Donal O'Dea is a senior Art Director at one of Ireland's leading advertising agencies.

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'the 10th book in O'Brien's best-selling Feckin' series' -- Irish Independent 'like its forerunners it's a riot' -- Irish Independent 'hilarious' -- Books Ireland