In Praise of Poteen

Author: John McGuffin

ISBN-10: 0 86281 768 4

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 768 8

208 x 136mm / 128 pp / Paperback

£ 8.99



In Praise of Poteen

Relaunched this year with a striking new cover design, John McGuffin's classic account of illicit alcohol distilling in Ireland will reach a wide new readership. Based on substantial research and many interviews, and illustrated with rare photographs, it is a serious but by no means solemn study. A human and social document of unusual interest, including its description of the little known mania for ether-inhaling that afflicted certain places, In Praise of Poteen is a unique blend of folklore, economics, law and - in its accounts of the inevitable conflicts between the revenue men and the poítín makers - tragi-comedy.

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