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Silver Linings : Travels Around Northern Ireland - Martin Fletcher

Silver Linings

Travels Around Northern Ireland

Paperback Published: 5th April 2001
ISBN: 9780349112510
Number Of Pages: 320

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Northern Ireland has made headlines around the world for three decades. The province has become synonymous with conflict, terrorism and tortuous efforts to forge peace. But what is life there really like In this enchanting and highly original book Martin Fletcher presents a portrait of Northern Ireland utterly at odds with its dire international image. He paints a compelling picture of a place caught in a time warp since the 1960s, of a land of mountains, lakes and rivers where customs, traditions and old-world charm survive, of an incredibly resourceful province that has given the world not just bombs and bullets but the Titanic, the tyre and the tractor, a dozen American presidents, two prime ministers of New Zealand and a Hindu god. He meets an intelligent, fun-loving, God-fearing people who may do terrible things to each other but who could not be more welcoming to outsiders. He describes a land of awful beauty, a battleground of good and evil, a province populated by saints and sinners that has yet to be rendered bland by the forces of modernity.

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Charming - summer round up, DAILY TELEGRAPH

If you read his previous book, ALMOST HEAVEN, you will know Fletcher's qualities include insight and eloquence...his compassionate, witty book is rich with insight into a place of cockfights, witchcraft, eccentricity and magic - SUNDAY TIMES

When it comes to Northern Ireland, we have not so much switched off as forgotten to change channels. Fletcher hands us the remote - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

ISBN: 9780349112510
ISBN-10: 0349112517
Series: The Hungry Student
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1