Our Man in Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me

Our Man in Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me

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By (author) Charlie Connelly

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm
  • Publication date: 1 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349122539
  • ISBN 13: 9780349122533

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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.

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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.

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"