Staggeringly, it is estimated that for 70 to 80 million people across the globe, Ireland is "the old country." Here is a charming celebration of the old country, for all those who are Irish—or Honorary Irish.Celebrating everything that's wonderful about the green isle and its people, ranging from geographical wonders to cultural symbols, literary genius to enduring monuments, Blarney Stone to Molly Malone, there is something in this gift book for everyone. Mini-biographies of great Irish men and women cover everyone from Yeats to Bono. Full of entertaining quotations and fascinating facts, Best of Irish is a lovely book championing the achievements, quirks, and cultural wealth of Ireland.
Reviews"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark, and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious." —Edna O'Brien
"That's the Irish people all over—they treat a joke as a serious thing, and a serious thing as a joke." —Sean O'Casey, The Shadow of a Gunman (1923)
Author BiographyHannah Mulholland was born in Dublin and worked as a freelance journalist in Ireland before moving to London where she is now a copywriter.