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A Pint of Plain

Tradition, Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub

A Pint of Plain( )
Author: Barich, Bill
ISBN:978-0-8027-1701-6
Publication Date:Feb 2009
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Seamlessly blending history and reportage, Bill Barich offers a heartfelt homage to the traditional Irish pub, and to the central piece of Irish culture disappearing along with it. After meeting an I rishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Barich--a "blow-in," or stranger, in Irish parlance--found himself looking for a traditional I rish pub to be his local. There are nearly twelve thousand pubs in Ireland, so he appeared to have plenty of choices. He...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Europe / Ireland
Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.54 x 0.96 Inches
Book Weight:0.83 Pounds
Author Biography
Barich, Bill (Author)
Bill Barich is the author of several books, among them "Laughing in the Hills", "Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California", "Traveling Light", & "Then Sporting Life". He wrote for "The New Yorker" for many years, contributing short stories as well as pieces on such varied subjects as fly fishing, boxing, Italian culture, & his favorite English pub. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, & currently lives in San Anselmo, California.

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