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Distractions Of Dublin


Author Frank McDonald Published by Penguin Ireland ISBN 9781844883806 EAN 9781844883806 Bic Code Cover Hardback

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In his decades-long career at the Irish Times, Frank McDonald became uniquely beloved and influential for his tireless campaigning on behalf of Dublin’s built environment. He was, meanwhile, living a remarkably varied and interesting life. In ‘The Distractions of Dublin’, McDonald tells the stories behind his public advocacy for a more beautiful and humane city, and of his battles (and lunches) with politicians and developers. And he also tells a more intimate story of growing up gay in Dublin at a time when homosexuality was entirely hidden, and of how he came to terms with it.