eleanor oliphant book price comparison make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

McCarthy's Bar by Pete Mccarthy
  

McCarthy's Bar

Travel   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £9.99

Download an extract Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

McCarthy's Bar by Pete Mccarthy

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.

Reviews

'In its freewheeling, informal, jokey way, it is nothing less than a portrait of modern Ireland, in all its splendid contradictions' - Daily Telegraph

'Acutely observed and often hilarious' - Sunday Times

'Hilariously funny' - The Times

About the Author

Pete Mccarthy
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.

Photograph © Colin Thomas

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

15th March 2001

Author

Pete Mccarthy

More books by Pete Mccarthy
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.petermccarty.net

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Travel
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Travel writing

ISBN

9780340766057

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools