An Irish Novel and Guides to London and Britishness

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Honest, I didn’t plan on collecting Irish novels or London guides. It just happened that way, though some of it certainly has to do with the upcoming Olympic games.


“After the Rising” is about the Irish Civil War of the 1920s and was previously published by Penguin Ireland. I’m going to take this opportunity to shout out a favorite movie about the conflict, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.” It stars one of my favorite actors, Cillian Murphy, so I may be a bit biased, but I think it’s a fabulous movie.

The latest of the London guides I’m listing claims to be designed especially for the Kindle. This certainly adds to its appeal. We’ll see how it stands up to that claim.

Finally, I found a book by a US expat containing explanations of British phrases and colloquialisms. I think this could be useful for writers as well as travelers and potential expats.

  After The Rising by Orna Ross
There are so many reasons to recommend this book. It’s an engrossing page-turner of a family saga, covering three generations. It’s a poignant and unusual love story. The characters are complex, believable, sometimes heartbreaking. If like me you’re woefully ignorant of Irish history, AFTER THE RISING will fill some gaps in your knowledge (though the novel pulls no punches showing the horrors of civil war and the destruction of families and communities. (from an Amazon review by Alba52)

  ONE – TWO- GO London: The Ultimate Guide to London 2012 by Michael Wynn
This book is exclusively written and designed for Kindle. This opened up the opportunity to not only use established techniques like printed maps but also to add some multimedia content and helpful functionality like online maps for easier navigation and videos for each Point of Interest. We give you practical tips on how to go to London, from purchasing a flight ticket, considering the right Hotel and a lot of useful tips on how to get around. We did include all the important malls, landmarks, hotels, bars and clubs.

  An American Guide to Britishness by Alana Muir
An educational and humorous look at life, language and culture in Britain through the eyes of an American who lives in Scotland, sometimes against her will.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

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