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‘I Wouldn’t Start From Here: The Second Generation Irish in Britain’

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This brilliant, ground-breaking book… Hilarious, heartbreaking diaspora tales’ – The Irish Times.

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This brilliant, ground-breaking book… Hilarious, heartbreaking diaspora tales’ – The Irish Times.

‘In the old joke, an Irish boomerang doesn’t come back, it just sings about coming back’ – Ian Duhig, poet. Ray French on his father: ‘Our man to man talks went like this. Don’t ever get married boy. If you feel lonely, get yourself a dog. Go on now, go out and play’. Meanwhile Kath McKay’s mother sat, ‘Surrounded by an electric fish, a plastic parrot that played Born Free…and the switch that turned on the electric dog’.

The editors launch I Wouldn’t Start From Here: The Second Generation Irish in Britain. This collection of fiction, poetry and memoirs reflects writers torn between two cultures: ‘outsiders among the English, we were outsiders among the Irish too’- Ian Duhig. A question and answer session follows their reading. Books (RRP £10) available for £8. Join us for the craic!

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