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#2787114 in Books 2006-03-08Ingredients: Example IngredientsOriginal language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.80 x .67 x 5.12l, #File Name: 1840245085224 pages | File size: 39.Mb Edward Enfield : Freewheeling Through Ireland: Enfield Pedals the West Coast before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Freewheeling Through Ireland: Enfield Pedals the West Coast: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. People, places, stories and history: a great combination.By Elizabeth McIntyreAn account of the author's bicycle rides through parts of Ireland with amusing stories and interesting snippets of history - I found it an enjoyable read, and it left me wanting to read more.0 of 0 people found the following review
helpful. Four StarsBy J oWENSThe book arrived in time for my trip and I'm enjoying it.2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Perhaps my favorite travelogue!By MartiganBlueThis delightful book illustrates that there is no better place from which to see the world than from the seat of a bicycle (in my own situation, this would have to translate to seeing the world from the driver's seat of a rental car). As Mr Enfield so clearly illustrates, getting to know a new place and meeting some amazing people involves more than sitting on a tour bus, snapping photos.Mr Enfield's writing shares an appreciation of the kind people he meets and the places he visits. He can point out odd behaviors without sounding cynical and he seems to know when to toss the map aside and head off the beaten path, something we all should do from time to time.I've read this book several times, always wishing there were more. Mr Enfield has become one of my favorite authors and makes me wish I could follow in his tracks when I retire. 'At one moment you seem to be in the Lake District; then you could be on the moon; they you are in a wilderness; and then beside a Norwegian fjord.' When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts. He takes you with him on a gentle ride up the west coast, eating fresh fish and enormous breakfasts along the way, and stopping to chat to peat-cutters, fishermen, eccentric tourists and a famous matchmaker. With his trademark dry wit, observant eye and a sense of the absurd, he is the perfect companion for a tour of Ireland's most beautiful areas from the lakes of Killarney to the idyllic Joyce's Country, and from the dolmens of Clare to the deserts and neolithic remains of Mayo. About the AuthorEdward Enfield is the author of the bestselling Greece on my Wheels and Downhill All the Way. He lives in Sussex, England.