In Search of Ireland

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One of the classic travel books about Ireland by one of the century's best-selling writers. Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H. V. Morton goes in search of Ireland by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishermen, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara, and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and wayside conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite ...
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Overview

One of the classic travel books about Ireland by one of the century's best-selling writers. Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H. V. Morton goes in search of Ireland by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishermen, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara, and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and wayside conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century. Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight, and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413548504
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Meet the Author

H. V. Morton (1892–1979) was a popular travel writer who, after a brief period of military service, established a career as a journalist and became a reporter for both the Daily Express and the Daily Herald. He is the author of In Search of England, In Search of Scotland, and In Search of Wales.
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