Following on from the bestselling success of How to Be Irish, David Slattery has penned Poet, Madman, Scoundrel: 189 Unusual Irish Lives, another witty and insightful book about the Irish, this time looking at the famous, infamous and not-so-famous (but very interesting) characters in Irish history.
Taking history on his own terms, but with rigorous research, David brings together a collection of characters from across the centuries, including magicians, soldiers, sailors, scientists, writers, highwaymen, saints, actors, sportspeople and rebels.
Every character earns his/her place in this surprising and amusing book that gives a fresh take on classroom Irish history.
The result is a humorous and intriguing romp through the centuries.
No. of Pages
216 x 138
Irish Culture & Society
About the Author
David Slattery has a doctorate in Social Anthropology and has taught in a number of universities. He currently works as a course developer and education consultant.