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The Feckin' Book Of Irish History: For Anyone Who Wasn't Paying Attention For The Last 30,000 Years (Feckin' Collection)
The Feckin' Book of Irish History Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here's the REAL skinny on Irish history. Full description
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by O'Brien Press
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Irish history with minimal detail but plenty of nationalistic fervor. For a small, exceedingly northerly, sparsely populated island a far ways out in the North Atlantic, Ireland sure has a lot of written history. Murphy and O’Dea’s book openly admits its depth of insight is vanishingly small (the great famine when 1.5 million people starved to death and from which another 2.5 million were eventually forced to flee the country runs less than 2 pages), however, it tries to compensate with breadth. ...more
I loved this book as I am simply awful at Irish history so a quick summary was right up my street I have to say I feel the book is more for the Irish to read up about their history as there was a lot of Irish jokes that I'm not sure the visitors would get straight away.
Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim.More about Colin Murphy...