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An Innocent in Ireland: Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

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Publisher Comments:

When writer David McFadden sets out on a tour of Ireland, he is determined to so do in a relatively innocent state. Using as a guide only In Search of Ireland, a 1930 title by travel writer H. V. Morton, he plans to follow the same route, to try to determine how things have changed and how they have remained the same.

This he proceeds to do - at least at first. But soon he is wandering more and more erratically around the country, poking into any corner and musing over any sight that takes his fancy - from a cozy guest house in Kilcullen to the legendary Hill of Tara, from the south-coast pub run by twin sisters to the windswept reaches of the Ballaghbeama Gap. And increasingly he is drawn to the prehistoric monuments of ancient Ireland. As he goes, he records his very personal impressions in a clear-eyed and wryly humorous way.

Wisely, McFadden also lets the many characters he meets speak for themselves; he loves a good chat and he gives ample space to the various loquacious barmen, shopkeepers, hoteliers, and passersby along the way. And of all the eccentric and appealing characters that he encounters, one of the most intriguing is his travelling companion, the mysterious Spanish chambermaid and poet Lourdes Brasil.

Amusing, quirky, compassionate but unsentimental, An Innocent in Ireland is a treat for any armchair traveller.

Synopsis:

Writer David W. McFadden arrives in Ireland to begin a tour of exploration. The result is a funny, affectionate, and sometimes eccentric look at 'this enchanted, complex, and poorly understood island.

About the Author

David W. McFadden has published over twenty books of poetry and prose, including Gypsy Guitar, nominated for a Governor Generals Award in 1987 and The Art of Darkness, nominated for a Governor Generals Award in 1984. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771055270
Author:
McFadden, David
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
McFadden, David
Location:
Toronto, Ont. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Ireland Description and travel.
Subject:
Irlande
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
McFadden, David - Travel - Ireland
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 112
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 x 1.3 in 0.85 lb

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