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Living in Dublin
O'Byrne, Robert, 1959-
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New York : Thames & Hudson, [2003]

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208 pages : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm
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DA995.D8 O29 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This volume explores a city that both embodies urban life in a previous century and represents European style in the new millennium, as well as its relationship with the literary life, from Jonathan Swift to Roddy Doyle. It also provides listings of places to stay and eat and a guide to the sights.

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Library Journal Review

With the help of Ramsay's beautiful photographs, O'Byrne (After a Fashion; Hugh Lane) has put together a nice evocation of an old Irish metropolis that has seen some rough times. From backwater capital to trendy tourist mecca, from Viking conquest to literary hotbed, Dublin has seen the highs and lows that are natural companions of a long and complex history. O'Byrne, who studied at Trinity College in Dublin and later wrote for the Irish Times, has organized this work in a surprisingly useful way that belies its coffee-table book appearance. The text is readable and informative, the pictures truly outstanding, and the visitor's guide at the back a great boost to the book's overall usefulness. All in all, this is a nice tool for helping to plan a vacation in Dublin or good armchair reading on what you're missing if you don't go. One complaint: with almost 150 attractive pictures on the inside, it's hard to comprehend why such a foreboding, almost noir picture was chosen for the book's cover. Recommended for public libraries with travel sections.-Travis McDade, Ohio State Univ., Columbus (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.