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1.0 out of 5 stars Wherever Green Is Propaganda, 14 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora (Paperback)
This is a largely a work of fiction and victimhood.

The author peppers his work with checkable factual errors, whether through ignorance, laziness, bias or malice, to the extent that the essence of his work constitutes a falsehood, such that he can not be considered a "historian". He is merely a propagandist. And if on top of that he can't even spell, doesn't apply the rules of grammar and syntax and writes sentences of incomprehensible contortion, then he is an incompetent propagandist.

Don't believe me? Have a look at the details
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You will enjoy a rollicking read! But the author won't.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2014 20:39:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Sep 2014 20:44:31 BDT
Briar says:
I read the book when it first came out and as an exile of 60 years plus was prompted to write the following doggerel, which is awful but I suggest makes a point:

The fat Tim Pat came and took a quick look,
Then went back and wrote a big fat book.
A work of fiction, a mere surmise,
Sure that didn't matter 'cos it pleased the Bhoys.

The moral is simple, if you want to make a quick buck,
Chat up a few exiles and chance your luck.
You can invent and distort with Irish flair,
Or the felicitous grace of Tony Blair.

Fact is irrelevant, reality may be shed,
Style is all that matters as Oscar said.

I took poetic license since it is absolutely devoid of style. Yourself and Franz have said it all, the writing is simply awful.
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