'Delicious … a stirring atlas of Irishness'
Sebastian Barry, Guardian
'Marvellous … a magnificently eclectic collection'
BBC History Magazine
'Bunbury’s voice … is warm and engaging. He draws the reader in for a bit of a chat and a bit of a laugh about the eccentricities of his Irish antecedents'
'A rare and cherishable thing … Bunbury’s great skill is to illuminate the past through the picaresque activities of significant contemporary individuals. The approach is profoundly effective'