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Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

The Feckin' Collection

By (author) Colin Murphy
Illustrated by Brendan O'Reilly
Format: Hardback
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
Published: 13th Oct 2014
Dimensions: w 129mm h 196mm d 37mm
Weight: 465g
ISBN-10: 1847176321
ISBN-13: 9781847176325
Barcode No: 9781847176325
Synopsis
Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin' tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history is true, and how much a load of wojus oul' bull, then look no further. From the great to the gormless, this book is a hilarious parade of the life stories of Ireland's favourite heroes and gougers. Gathered in a collection of the best anecdotes from our chequered past, it will tell you everything you need to know about our writers, revolutionaries, and rogues. You never know - it might help you win the odd pub quiz as well... The Feckin' collection returns with a funny, original and quirky take on some of Ireland's most famous faces! Illustrated with photographs and cartoons, the book covers key Irish figures across the millenia like: William Butler Yeats - Nobel Prize winning poet Saint Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland Sir Ernest Shacklton - legendary Antarctic explorer Jonathan Swift - the man who wrote Gulliver's Travels Grace O'Mally - the pirate queen who ran Queen Elizabeth's troups ragged Brian Boru - the last High King of Ireland And many more!

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Tis that time of year when people start making lists of potential gifts for their friends and/or family and publishers launch new books to appeal to every personality type and disposition. One of these gift books is Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History ... hilarious ... if you've ever vaguely wondered who Niall of the Nice Hostages was, or feel like you should know something about Robert Emmett or Wolfe Tone since they keep getting name checked in the sad songs your Da sings when he's knocked back a few, but can't face reading a serious history book about Irish history, Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History is the perfect choice ... a perfect gift ... or a sly one for that Gaelic-spouting uncle who's always complaining the younger generation don't know about their heritage. Or, you could just treat yourself. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then -- A Trip to Ireland it's worth it for the profile of Pearse alone -- Irish Independent a book to be dipped into or to be used as a quick reference, this would be a useful addition to any Irish person's library -- Irish Echo