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    DescriptionIf you think you know Ireland, this book will make you think again. Each year on St Patrick's Day the eighty million people around the world claiming Irish ancestry celebrate their spiritual homeland. Millions more don leprechaun hats and swallow pints of Guinness in an annual global high-fiving of all things Irish. Charlie Connelly was one of them. As a Londoner claiming Irish roots he thought he knew what Ireland was all about. 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 how a tree stump can draw legions of visitors from across the land and why being on a pig's back is a desirable thing - Charlie contrasts the cliched shamrock-strewn image with the reality of life in modern Ireland.


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    Title
    Our Man in Hibernia
    Subtitle
    Ireland, the Irish and Me
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Connelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408702086
    ISBN 10: 1408702088
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    DC22: 914.1504824
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, TRV009100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.70824
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/LIFEAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    02 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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"