Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry: Return Journeys to Northern Ireland

Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry: Return Journeys to Northern Ireland by Annie Caulfield

ISBN10: 0670914452
ISBN13: 978-0670914456
Author: Annie Caulfield
Title: Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry: Return Journeys to Northern Ireland
Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (June 2, 2005)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1661 kb
Size PDF: 1833 kb
Rating: 4.5/5
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Subcategory: Europe

Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry: Return Journeys to Northern Ireland by Annie Caulfield



Annie Caulfield's early years were spent by the seaside in Ireland. However, the family shifted to Sixties London and soon she wasn't sure who she was - was she English, was she Irish, and if so, what kind of Irish? Watching the news of The Troubles, she was unable to recognise the country she'd left behind. On return journeys to visit her family over the last thirty years, she discovers how much The Troubles have caused weird and successful aspects of the country's life and history to be overlooked. Caulfield's background is religiously and politically mixed, giving her a unique and often astute perspective on The Troubles. This is an Irish emigrant's tale, asking whether you can ever really go back to your roots. If you were a punk rocker when others were on hunger strike, can you really put your hand on your heart and say my people'? If you get a headache and go home to watch Big Brother on 12th July, are you just too flippant to understand your own country? There are many books on the recent history of Northern Ireland, but none give such a funny insight into the lives of ordinary people as Annie Caulfield's affectionate portrait of Alternative Ulster'.

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