McCarthy's Bar

A Journey of Discovery In Ireland

McCarthy's Bar

"It was half past five in the morning as I lurched through the front door of the B&B. Mrs. O'Sullivan appeared just in time to see me pause to admire the luminous Virgin holy water stand with integral night-light, and knock it off the wall. Politely declining the six rounds of ham sandwiches on the tray she was holding, I edged gingerly along the hallway to the wrong bedroom door and opened it." Despite the many exotic places Peter McCarthy has visited, he finds that nowhere else can match the particular magic of Ireland, his mother's homeland. In McCarthy's Bar, his journey begins in Cork and continues along the west coast to Donegal in the north. Traveling through spectacular landscapes, but at all times obeying the rule, "never pass a bar that has your name on it," he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, meeting fascinating people before pleading to be let out at four o'clock in the morning. Through adventures with English hippies who have colonized a desolate mountain; roots-seeking, buffet-devouring American tourists; priests for whom the word "father" has a loaded meaning; enthusiastic Germans who "here since many years holidays are making;" and his fellow barefoot pilgrims on an island called Purgatory, Peter pursues the secrets of Ireland's global popularity and his own confused Irish-Anglo identity. Written by someone who is at once an insider and an outsider, McCarthy's Bar is a wonderfully funny and affectionate portrait of a rapidly changing country.

The Hidden Places of Ireland

The Hidden Places of Ireland

Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

A Doctor's War

Introduction by Pete McCarthy, author of McCarthy's Bar

A Doctor's War

A jaw_dropping account of life as an RAF doctor during the Second World War. As an RAF medical officer, Aidan McCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was plunged into adventures in the Japanese-American arena comparable with those of famous war heroes. Interned by the Japanese in Java, he helped his fellow prisoners with amazing ingenuity in awful conditions. En_route back to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed but he was rescued by a whaling boat and re_interned in Japan. His life was literally saved by the dropping of the Nagasaki atom bomb. He was then eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. ñThis is an almost incredible account written with humour and dignity.î _ Pete McCarthy ñThis book is an epic.î _ Sir Dennis Spotswood, Marshal of the RAF ñHis description is terrifying but fascinating.î _ Air Marshal Sir William Coles

The Road to McCarthy

Around the World in Search of Ireland

The Road to McCarthy

Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in hisbestselling debut, McCarthy's Bar: "Never pass a bar withyour name on it." In this equally wry and insightful follow-up,his characteristic good humor, curiosity, and thirst for adventuretake him on a fantastic jaunt around the world in search of hisIrish roots -- from Morocco, where he tracks down the unlikelychief of the McCarthy clan, to New York, and finally to remote Mc-Carthy, Alaska. The Road to McCarthy is a quixotic and anything-but-typical Irish odyssey that confirms Pete McCarthy's status asone of our funniest and most incisive writers.

West of Ireland

West of Ireland


Pubs of Ireland West Cork

Pubs of Ireland West Cork

A virtual West Cork pub crawl, and no hangover! The Pubs of Ireland West Cork eBook is a "coffee table" style photo book containing color photos of beautiful authentic traditional Irish pubs in West Cork, Ireland, great for viewing on all tablet reader devices. All brand new West Cork Irish pub photos and top Irish family name West Cork pubs inside! The photo book contains over 40 different West Cork pub photos and includes a witty Foreword, The Irish Pub, by Irish author, musician, entertainer, and Irish TV personality, Shay Healy. May you be blessed with an opportunity to travel to Ireland to visit some of these fine Irish public houses and experience the unique ambience and pleasures that each pub offers. Five percent of the book sales' royalties support selected Irish youth programs in Ireland.

Savoring San Francisco

Recipes from the City's Neighborhood Restaurants

Savoring San Francisco

San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, where fine restaurants are a part of everyday life. Savoring San Francisco gathers recipes from 100 of the city's favorite eating places, which range from boutique hotel dining rooms to tiny storefronts. One third of the restaurants in this second edition are new to Savoring San Francisco, as are over half of the recipes, which come from nationally acclaimed chefs as well as strictly local culinary heroes. The recipes range from simple ethnic offerings (Mango Chicken) to San Francisco classics (Hangtown Fry), and from elegant company dishes (King Salmon with Dungeness Crab Fondue) to Asian fusion cuisine (Wok-Roasted Mussels with Asian Aromatics) and everything in between. With photos and essays on the neighborhoods and special sections on artisan breads and cheeses, favorite local prepared foods, farmers' markets, and northern California ingredients like artichokes, salmon, and Dungeness crab, this stylish cookbook brings to life one of the world's most exciting food cities. Book jacket.

Nicholas Pashley Two-Book Bundle

Notes on a Beermat and Cheers!

Nicholas Pashley Two-Book Bundle

We like beer in Canada. We really, really like it. And it’s not just a fly-by-night, sordid little affair. We’re in it for the long term. We spend something like $8 billion a year on beer. From barley growers to label designers, more than 170,000 Canadians owe their full-time jobs directly or indirectly to beer. First published in 2001 to national acclaim, Notes on a Beermat is Nicholas Pashley’s ode to the amber nectar of the gods, a witty meditation on beer and everything that goes with it—from socializing to the solitary pleasures of a beer and a book, to the qualities necessary in a good pub. Notes on a Beermat, the only Canadian book of its kind, explains how to drink beer and why it is absolutely necessary. In Cheers!, the follow up to Notes on a Beermat, Pashley explores beer in Canada, covering many salient points, including: Frère Ambroise, Who Started It All (Unless He Didn’t); Us Against Them: Canadians and Our Neighbours to the South; When Canadians Knew Squat: The Stubby in Our Lives; and much, much more!

My Revision Notes: GCSE English for CCEA Revision ePub

My Revision Notes: GCSE English for CCEA Revision ePub

Written by a team of experienced examiners and teachers with a detailed knowledge of the new specification, this book gives you the skills and reassurance you need to succeed. GCSE English for CCEA Revision accompanies and supports the GCSE English language and English for CCEA student book (9781444110944)