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.

Anyway.

“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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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.

Comprehensive Guide to the London Olympics

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This is one of those finds that’s got me all excited. If you like the Olympic Games, you probably don’t want to miss this.

“The Complete Guide to London 2012 Olympics” is more about the games than the city. Each sport is listed with rules, facts, athletes, venues, daily schedules, etc. There are also photos and diagrams explaining the sports. It would be great to have on hand whether you’re watching on TV at home or at the games in London. It’s so comprehensive, I can’t believe it’s free. But it is! For now. Go get it.

  The Complete Guide to London 2012 Olympics by Cathal McCarron
‘The Complete Guide to London 2012 Olympics’ is a one-stop compendium of info for London 2012, with detailed information about all of the Olympic sports AND all of the Olympic venues in London. It will help you fully understand each sport’s finer points before watching it at London 2012. And if you are coming to London for the Games, then you will have complete information about each venue easily accessible on your Kindle.

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

This freebie is a limited time offer and there is no guarantee it will still be free when you click on the link. Grab it sooner rather than later.

London Map and National Parks Guide

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If you’re heading to London for the the Olympic Games or any other reason, you may find “Map of London” useful, or you may not. I downloaded it to my Kindle Touch and found this wasn’t a good way to view the book. I couldn’t re-size the map and the screen made it difficult to read without direct light. I then loaded the book onto my iPhone. Much better, but not ideal. It needs a bigger screen. I would say this is a good resource for people who plan to travel with the Kindle Fire or a tablet that has the Kindle app.

I also picked up a Moon guide sampler to U.S. national parks. I was a bit disappointed that Rocky Mountain National Park wasn’t included, but there are other great parks within the pages, including Yosemite and Four Corners.

Wherever you go this weekend, have a great time!

  Map of London by Andreu Lukkiin
Digital map of London, The United Kingdom. Advantages: It’s very simple; It’s easy to navigate; It’s cheap; It’s indispensable.

  Moon National Parks Sampler
Moon National Parks Sampler provides an overview of some of North America’s most iconic destinations. This fun-to-browse eBook offers plenty of inspiration for planning a trip to these beautiful national parks and monuments, including suggested itineraries, maps, and photos. The information in this sampler is excerpted from individual Moon national parks guides; once you’ve chosen your travel destination, check out the full-length Moon guide to the park of your choice for 250 pages (or more) of detailed coverage and advice. Moon’s national parks guidebooks are available in print and as eBooks.

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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.