One of the classic travel books about Ireland by one of the century's best-selling writers.
Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H. V. Morton goes In Search of Ireland by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishermen, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept.
Full of local stories and way-side conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century.
Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
'The master of his genre, often imitated but never matched. His books are genuine classics' Jan Morris