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    I Never Knew That About the Irish (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Winn

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    DescriptionIn this charming book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Irish people, taking us on a enthralling journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Irish character. As he travels across the Emerald Isle, he unearths the traditions, triumphs and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that come together to make up the Irish people. From County Leitrim, the most sparsely populated county in the Republic of Ireland to County Louth, Ireland's smallest county, discover the site of the first play performed in the Irish language, sail the longest navigable inland waterway in Europe and watch the horse racing at Ireland's first all-weather racecourse. Illustrated throughout with enchanting pen and ink drawings and packed with interesting facts and entertaining stories, myths and legends, I Never Knew That About the Irish will entertain the whole family for hours on end.


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    Title
    I Never Knew That About the Irish
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091926748
    ISBN 10: 0091926742
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND, ETHN/IRISH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 942, 941.5
    BISAC V2.8: REF007000, TRV009100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WTH, JBCC
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross, and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com.