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Truly Frank

Truly Frank
Our Price: €21.99
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ISBN/EAN9781844883806
Availability10 – 99 copies in stock
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: September 15 2018
Author: McDonald, Frank
Format: Hardback
Pages:320


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'Without doubt, it's the memoir of the year' Irish Independent

Passionate, gossipy, opinionated and seriously entertaining, Truly Frank is an instant classic of journalistic memoir.

Journalist Frank McDonald is best known as, in the words of Bob Geldof, 'a permanent thorn in the fat arse of municipal pretension'.

The scourge of negligent planners, unscrupulous property developers and cynical politicians, and champion of environmental protection and sustainable development, McDonald's work in the Irish Times has been key to grasping how Ireland actually works.

McDonald's sense of mission grew out of an endlessly enquiring mind. After a happy 1950s childhood in a conventional Catholic home he ventured forth - into Dublin's hidden gay scene, into student politics at UCD, into the worlds of journalism, architecture and Ireland's beau monde, into a life of travel - always in a spirit of openness and unmitigated curiosity. The rewards in friendship, knowledge and understanding have been immeasurable.

Now, in Truly Frank, McDonald tells the stories behind his public and private lives - his long and fruitful career, his activism and legendary battles, his deep ties to family and friends, his four-decade partnership with his spouse Eamon Slater.

'Although, as a journalist, I have never shied away from revealing what I believe to be true, revisiting my life and times has been as challenging as it has been therapeutic and even enjoyable ...'

'A memoir not just of a fascinating life, but of a fascinating city' Caitriona Crowe

'Witty and revealing' Cara

'There's gossip, a delicious sense of indiscretion and an acutely observed bitchiness' Irish Times

'Remarkably honest' Miriam O'Callaghan, RTE

'Wonderful ... an ideal Christmas present' Ivan Yates, Newstalk


'A really honest, open read' Matt Cooper, Today FM


'A delightful read' Eamon Dunphy
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