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Pete McCarthy was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father. He 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 Travel Writer. His Second book, The Road to McCarthy, was published by Sceptre in 2003. Pete McCarthy died in 2004.
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A journey round Ireland to visit every bar that bears the author’s name. What a wonderful idea and what a journey, made unique by its guide. This is not a travelogue but a delightful, highly humorous, warm look at different sides of Ireland, particularly its people who Pete has a wonderful way of describing. This is a must read, a gem which should lead you on to read his other wonderful books.
Setting off from Ireland, Pete McCarthy takes us on a wonderful journey around the weird and wonderful Irish communities of the world. In his own inimitable style, Pete recounts his adventures and escapades as, in Morocco he meets the head of Clan McCarthy, and then goes on to visit the renowned Irish peoples of New York. He journeys to the southern hemisphere and then back again to the United States before ending up in a small town called McCarthy in Alaska. Will he encounter enough McCarthy's Bars, as he continues to obey the eighth rule of travel: 'never pass a pub with your name on it'? This is a funny, affectionate look at the Irish communties of the world.
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