In Search of Ireland

£8.99

Morton, H. V.

13/04/2000 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413548504


About In Search of Ireland

 One of the classic travel books about Ireland by one of the century's best-selling writers.

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 fishermen, 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. 

Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order. 

'The master of his genre, often imitated but never matched. His books are genuine classics' Jan Morris

Author(s)
 

H. V. Morton

 

H. V. Morton (1892–1979) was one of the most popular travel writers of his time. After a brief period of military service he established a career as a journalist and became a reporter for both The Daily Express and The Daily Herald. H. V. Morton’s debut as an author came in 1927 with In Search of England, a book that became a best seller. His genial writing style endeared him to the countless readers of the books he wrote about his travels around the British Isles, Spain, Italy and the Middle East between 1927 and 1950. In 1941 H. V. Morton accompanied the delegation which travelled to Newfoundland for the meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill which established the Allied policy for post Second World War Europe, known as the Atlantic Charter. Morton was famously present at the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter and his team in 1922. After the Second World War, H. V. Morton emigrated to South Africa where he lived until his death in 1979.


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