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McCarthy's Bar

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Product description

'Today, West Cork is a glamorous destination, a haven for upmarket tourists, but in the 1950s it was the arse end of the back of beyond - and that may be talking it up' Pete McCarthy was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule 'never pass a pub with your name on it', he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.

This lovely copy of the 2000 first edition has a clipped dustwrapper and slight browning towards and at the (dusty) page edges. The contents are clean and tight.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the Author on Title-page (signature only)
Author(s):
McCarthy, Pete
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.25" (8vo)
Edition:
Other
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0340766042
ISBN-13:
9780340766040
Number of pages:
338
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Title:
McCarthy's Bar

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'Today, West Cork is a glamorous destination, a haven for upmarket tourists, but in the 1950s it was the arse end of the back of beyond - and that may be talking it up' Pete McCarthy was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule 'never pass a pub with your name on it', he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.

This lovely copy of the 2000 first edition has a clipped dustwrapper and slight browning towards and at the (dusty) page edges. The contents are clean and tight.

Added value:
Signed by the Author on Title-page (signature only)
Author(s):
McCarthy, Pete
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.25" (8vo)
Edition:
Other
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0340766042
ISBN-13:
9780340766040
Number of pages:
338
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Title:
McCarthy's Bar

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