Pete McCarthy's tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world. Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule 'never pass a pub with your name on it', he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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The author has a rule: 'Never pass a bar that has your name on it'. Determined not to spend St Patricks Day in an English pub, drinking overpriced Guinness and listening to Van Morrison's Greatest Hits, he flies to Hungary - but somehow the Irish bar there just isn't home. Next year, he resolves, it will be Ireland. Thus begins a pilgrimage around bars from Cork to Donegal, as he unravels the secrets of Irish popularity and ponders the dilemmas of his own identity. Irreverent, even coarse, and irresistibly funny. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Pete McCarthy
Pete McCarthy is the writer and performer of many series for radio and television, including 'Desperately Seeking Something', 'Country Tracks' and 'Travelog', for which he has won the Travelex Award for Best TV Writer. MCCARTHY'S BAR is his first book.