136 x 215 x 24mm
f you think you know Ireland, this book will make you think again. Each year on St Patrick s Day the eighty million people around the world claiming Irish ancestry celebrate their spiritual homeland. Millions more don leprechaun hats and swallow pints of Guinness in an annual global high-fiving of all things Irish. Charlie Connelly was one of them. As a Londoner claiming Irish roots he thought he knew what Ireland was all about. Then, when he was least expecting it, he went to live there.Our Man In Hibernia follows Charlie s adventures living among the Irish. In an engaging and frequently hilarious tale – we learn how a tree stump can draw legions of visitors from across the land and why being on a pig s back is a desirable thing – Charlie contrasts the cliched shamrock-strewn image with the reality of life in modern Ireland.