A Pint and a Haircut – eBook now available

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Crummey V Ireland Book

Author: Garret Pearse

Publication Date: September 2010

ISBN: 978-1-907535-16-1

Category: Memoir

Type: Paperback, eBook

Price: eBook €7.99, Printed Copy €12.99

All royalties in aid of Concern’s Haiti Fund

A Pint and a Haircut is now available as an ebook.

All Irish people have at least one good story to tell – A Pint and a Haircut is the proof of that. The collection takes its title from a story provided by James Smith from Cavan, whose father’s pub provided not just pints to local farmers on their way home from the creamery but haircuts – courtesy of an enterprising customer. Garret Pearse’s own story dates from an internship with Guinness. But not all the stories concern – or even mention – the demon drink. There are sad stories and happy stories, funny stories and hopeful ones and quirky ones. What they have in common is that they are all true: the rich tapestry of Irish life is represented here. Garret Pearse describes his inspiration to begin this project: ‘I got Paul Auster’s book, True Tales of American Lives, for Christmas. The book is a compendium of true stories sent by listeners to Paul Auster’s show on National Public Radio in the US. I was reading it when the story of Haiti earthquake broke. I thought it would be great to produce an Irish equivalent with as many true Irish stories as possible.’

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