I have just published my second book, an unusual collection of Irish quotes from over many centuries. Called “Every Goose Thinks His Wife Is A Duck” (from an old proverb), it presents some of the most interesting things said about Ireland – and about life – by writers, politicians, golfers, rogues, philosophers, journalists and ordinary Irish people.
It took me two years to put the book together, and I believe I came up with a pretty unusual little volume that’s great to browse when you want a little Irish intellectual entertainment. Here’s a bit of my introduction:
“How is it that Ireland, a small fleck in the Atlantic with fewer people in it than Belgium, has created a voice that all the world seems to hear? Lacking armies, it has dispatched legions of high-octane conversationalists who have managed to conquer a part of the global imagination. Whether it’s Blarney, gab, craic or some less tasteful contribution, the Irish always seem to reserve their highest honors for those who can turn the clever phrase.”
The book is available at Amazon.com, as a softcover print book or as a Kindle book. If you would like to learn a little more, click here to see a page on my other website with some additional explanation
Thanks for your interest. Please check out the book and then come back and leave a comment here to let me know what you think of it!