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The Falling Angels

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This text is the story of rootlessnes, of a London-Irish boy who has two identities and feels at home with neither. John Walsh found the Irishness of his parents' Battersea home stiflingly warm and puzzlingly foreign. Spellbound equally by Mick Jagger and by images of Irish martyrdom, he discovered at the age of 16 an extended family he had never known existed. In the hidd ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (first published 1999)
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Andrew
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biog-autobiog
another book that had been on the shelf far too long so I'm glad I took time out to give it a go....I think the tagline a Irish romance put me off as I was thinking maybe this was a love story...it sort of is but instead the object of romance is Ireland from an Anglo Irish perspective.
I enjoyed this it explored irishness the connection and also the alienation from someone who has one foot in the camp..the memoir was well written and had enough recent pop culture moments to drag me in when
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Pippa
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: culture, history
Beautifully written. A sensitive and intelligent story, that will keep you reading, and will provide insight into the history of the time.
Clare McNamara
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely worth reading if you have any connection to Ireland
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John Walsh is a writer and commentator who contributes columns, features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.

Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.