Monday, March 15, 2010

Try these books for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is March 17. Celebrate by reading:
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
"A dreadful title but an outstanding book," according to outstanding author of Irish books, Frank Delaney.

W.B. Yeats by R.F. Foster W.B. Yeats : a life. I, The apprentice mage, 1865-1914
W.B. Yeats : a life. II, The arch-poet 1915-1939
In two mighty volumes, the poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), who helped form the new nation. This biography gives us the life of a working poet in his own artistic and intellectual society.

If you want to travel there beyond the literature, try these:

Ireland, the Lonely Planet, 2010
Fodor's 2010 Ireland
Frommer's Ireland 2010

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