Tuesday, 17 February 2015

God’s Own Country

I am pleased to discover that my blog has at least one reader in Ireland. For all that the English make jokes about the Irish — every nationality chooses some other about whom to make jokes — The Irish (if one may generalize that way) have a great respect for literature — unless things have changed, professional writers in Ireland are exempt from income tax — and it would only be a slight exaggeration to say that most of the great English writers turn out to have been in fact Irish, or at least with Irish Forebears. See how many you can identify from this little gallery:



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