Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ramblings in Ireland BLG1.5.2013

By: Kerry Dwyer

This is not a typical travel journal.  It contains none of the blah-blah lists of B&B's, restaurants, sites and travel iteneraries, that also include blah-blah lists of B&B's, restaurants and sites. This book is the walking trip through Ireland of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo (pardon, I do not know the equivalent comedy team in Europe) aka Kerry and Bertrand.  The book does include information on what clothes and shoes they needed, some first aide preparations, as well as rules for travelling with your partner without wanting to kill them...and a bit of what not's.

We get to share in the dialogue of Kerry and her husband, Bertrand as they get in and out of situations. What a married couple in such situations would feel is the opposite of what you as a reader will feel. This book is full of humour.  I especially liked the statement "She is an American so can be forgiven for using the phrase '...didn't get to go'.   Also, there is witty reparte with her students trying to learn English in which she has to work one young Frenchman around "goed shopping".  The humour is very cleaver and entertaining.

If you are considering a walking trip through Ireland, this is a well written book that should be read, and is a great weekend read.  My congratulations to Mrs. Dwyer.  You have a fan.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my work. I am so pleased that you liked it. :)