The historical relationship between Britain (or more specifically England) and Ireland can make life difficult for those people born in England but with Irish influences in their family.
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Pete McCarthy is one such person and in McCarthy's Bar he attempts to unravel whether he is English, Irish or both.
Following the golden rule of travel - that he never passes a bar with his name on it - McCarthy does not aim to discuss his dilemma with scholars or academics. He talks about it with the man at the bar or the woman whose Bed & Breakfast he is staying in.
The review of this Book prepared by Alex Wolstenholme