Ross O'Carroll-Kelly's Guide to South Dublin
Shortlisted for the 2008 Irish Book Award for Best Irish-Published Book
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly gives the ultimate low-down on the centre of the universe - South Dublin. This travel guide contains all you need to know about this extraordinary region, where it'll be soon be too expensive for anyone to live.
"Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is surely the most dazzlingly well-sustained joke in modern Irish literature... Almost by accident, he (Paul Howard) has become a modern Boswell. He has painted a picture of south Dublin at a certain stage of its evolution that will, to future generations, be as important to the understanding of a precociously affluent emerging social class as Ulysses is to understanding the city at the turn of the century."
Irish Mail on Sunday
"A century from now, when social historians want to form a picture of South Dublin in its Celtic Tiger pomp, this comic travel guide by Paul Howard will be an essential read. Where else could you find such a meticulous dissection of South Dublin's affluent way of life? It deserves to become a classic of loo literature."
"O'Carroll-Kelly has mined a fortune out of his acute, amusing observations of Ireland's Cubs and Cub-ettes on the beat. This is another hilarious (this time, ostensibly non-fiction) take on his wacky world."