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An Irish Experience: Travel Tales Flowing from History, Humor & the Search for Home

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Through this tantalizing travelogue the reader journeys north, west, south, and east to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell the fascinating facets of a culture created by 2000 years of history amidst a geographical wonderland. And spiced with generous helpings of humor, this adventure offers an experience comprised of art and architecture, song and dance, poetry, politics, ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Inkwater Press
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Susan
Mr. Howard Franklin, I'm afraid, needs a serious sit-down with Strunk & White's The Elements of Style. This travelogue of Ireland in 2001 initially appealed because I had planned a trip to many of the same places as Mr. Franklin. But after awhile, the book becomes nearly unreadable, because it's a relentless repetitive stream of superlatives and interjections, like "uh-huh" and "unh-unh, no way" and "Big Time!" and "We're talking Total Treasure" and "How about that" and "I renew my appreciat ...more
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Mar 31, 2014 Teresa Dunne rated it liked it
Well, he explores the whole of Southern Ireland in 19 days, he does this mainly by walking around describing all the historical buildings and loves the medieval especially. It is almost as if the reader is an armchair tourist, an American armchair tourist, if my google earth street view was working when I read this, the two would work so I don't have to visit. Cuddly bloke.
Michael
Apr 13, 2015 Michael rated it did not like it
Shelves: travel, world-history
An impenetrable book that I never managed embrace. The author's words and thoughts lacked cohesiveness and purpose, they never seemed to be anything more than distracting background noise.
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HOWARD G. FRANKLIN was born in St. Joe, Missouri in 1940. Raised in Los Angeles, he received his B.S. in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

From 1968 to 1988, Howard served as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County, was engaged in the private practice of law, and became a p
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