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Irish blood, English heart, Ulster fry : return journeys to Northern Ireland / Annie Caulfield.

By: Caulfield, Annie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Viking, 2005Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0670914452 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Irish -- England -- London | Irish -- England -- London | Northern Ireland -- Social life and custom | Northern Ireland -- History | Northern Ireland -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 941.60824092
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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. 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. 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? such a funny insight into the lives of ordinary people as Annie Caulfield's affectionate portrait of Alternative Ulster'.

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