Our Man in Hibernia

Our Man in Hibernia : Ireland, the Irish and Me

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As a Londoner claiming Irish roots, Charlie Connelly thought he knew what Ireland was all about. After all, he'd drunk in Irish theme pubs. He even had a bodhran. Then, when he was least expecting it, he went to live there. Our Man In Hibernia follows Charlie's adventures living among the Irish. In an engaging and frequently hilarious tale - we learn why Barack Obama is an Irishman and how a tree stump can draw legions of visitors -- Charlie contrasts the shamrock-strewn image with the reality of life in modern Ireland. In addition, he delves into his own Irish roots to unearth a shocking yet essentially Irish story with repercussions that resonate even today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 198mm
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349122539
  • 9780349122533

Review quote

"A big-hearted, curious book . . . Offers something more valuable (than McCarthy's Bar) in the way it explores the aching nostalgia and strangeness of exile." --"Irish Times"show more

About Charlie Connelly

As well as writing bestselling travel books such as ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING and IN SEARCH OF ELVIS, Charlie Connelly is also a broadcaster for Radio 4 and presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.show more