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In Search of Ireland
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Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and way-side conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century. Originally published in the 1920s, anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and information, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
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H. V. Morton was born in 1892 in Ashton-under-Lyme. A Fleet Street reporter, he fought in the First World War and was present at the opening of Tutankhamen's tomb. One of the century's most popular travel writers, he published travelogues from Spain, Italy and the Middle East as well as the famous series on the British Isles. After the Second World War Morton moved to a farm in South Africa, where he died in 1979.

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