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This is an auction for IS SHANE MacGOWAN STILL ALIVE? - TRAVELS IN IRISHRY, by Tim Bradford.

'A wry and extremely witty travelogue exploring all things Irish. With Spike Milligan-ish humour, Bradford investigates the Irish psyche: at times he comes close to adding a new mythology of his own.’
- Time Out

'If you know who Shane MacGowan is, you may well love this bizarre, funny, brash, telling-it-like-it-is book. If you don't, then it will expand your cultural range.'
- Sunday Times (UK)

'An absolute must for anyone who's ever indulged even a moment of romantic yearning for all things Hibernian. Tim Bradford drives around the Emerald Isle in search of captivating wild women, poetry, folk songs and of course, the odd pint or two. He meets Europe's spottiest hitcher and drives along Ireland's worst road; he gives a bluffer's guide to being Irish for those who aren't and provides an essential map of the land showing the distribution of conversational topics including house prices. Moving statues and condom availability. Hilarious.'
- The Scotsman

'An engagingly whimsical tour, in which Bradford seeks to discover what it means to be Irish (and indeed Oirish), where the best Guinness is found, whether Irish music is any good, and sundry related topics. This is always amusing and frequently laugh-out-loud funny: Bradford can see the serious in the inconsequential and vice versa. He comes across as the kind of guy you'd love to have a drink or three with… A book that achieves the difficult feat of being light in tone, funny and human. I await his next with pleasure.'
- Glasgow Herald

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2000.

318 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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