Guildford to Gibraltar by the Back Roads
Author: Jeremy Hastings
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
THREE MEN IN A VAN is a humorous and informative account which explores both Spain and the ups and downs of our middle-aged trio's singular road trip. When the fifty-something friends from Lancashire decide to take some time out together, little do they know that they will end up traversing Spain from north to south in an old and somewhat unsightly mini-campervan. Garrulous Geoff, hefty Harry and the relatively rational Jeremy, unused to spending longer than an evening in each other's company, are thrust together for a month of travel and cohabitation which the latter relates to us with candour, pulling no punches when it comes to describing their more embarrassing escapades.
Author: Helen Curley
Welcome to the millennium edition of the Local Ireland Almanac, the best-selling reference book on Ireland, North and South. No other book provides, as this one does, detailed information that accurately reflects the essence of Ireland today. This year, the Almanac has joined forces with Local Ireland, a state-of-the-art Internet leader that is creating a worldwide online community for Ireland, simultaneously launching the book and the web site, making the Almanac one of the first reference books available on the World Wide Web: WWW.LOCALALMANAC.IE New to this edition is a detailed chronology of Ireland over the past millennium, as well as synopses of the main events that defined Ireland's past ten centuries. The book chronicles the events of the year from October 1998 to September 1999, and includes the most important news stories of that time period. Other new features have been developed to make the Almanac more user friendly, including an "at a glance" statistics table at the beginning of each chapter. This provides a handy summary of the detailed facts and figures from each field of Irish life, from arts to agriculture.
Author: Pat McArt
This new edition is even more comprehensive than last year's. The Almanac is exhaustively researched, and the final result is a book that contains the most complete record available of what has and is happening in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The 1999 edition has more information, more facts, and more statistics about what is happening on the island. It is a one-stop archive which covers every aspect of life on the island, from politics to profiles of Irish writers, from population figures to sports, from a detailed chronology of the year to famous last words. Included this year too are major articles from some of Ireland's leading academics, commentators, and public figures. Their insightful, sometimes controversial, but always thought-provoking pieces add considerably not only to the authority and reliability of the Almanac as a reference tool, but also to its usefulness as an up-to-date source for information on current events. Subjects are covered throughout the Almanac under a variety of headings, including: calendar of events; top news stories; quotes of the year; pictures of the year; chronology; obituaries; politics; history; personalities; geography and environment; population; counties and main towns; business and finance; industry, energy, and transportation; agriculture and forestry; tourism; health; law; religion; education; culture; arts; entertainment; media; sports; and useful information. The Irish Almanac is Ireland's ultimate reference book.