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    • #705246
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      Personal wishlist as its very difficult to get secondhand out of print books is this town.

      I have recently got copies of these after years of looking.

      Dublin 1660-1860, Maurice Craig.
      Destruction of Dublin, Frank McDonald.

    • #718389
      Sue
      Participant

      What exactly was the problem with Frank’s book? Didn’t it have to be withdrawn because of a libel? A second hand bookseller sold me a copy a few years ago but insisted that I put it in a bag before I left the shop because “I’m not supposed to be selling you this”. It felt like Eastern Europe in the 1970s!

    • #718390
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      I had no idea Destruction of Dublin was controversial… I have it and Saving The City but not the recent Construction of Dublin. They’re both good reads, but one of my favourite books about the poor modernisation of the city is Lost Dublin by Frederick O’Dwyer… It has a great chapter at the end about buildings that never made it. The 1950’s proposal for the Wood Quay civic offices site would have made any city proud.

      Incidentally, has anyone noticed that McDonald’s figure of hate, former city manager Frank Feely, has a regular radio slot on (I think) Radio 1 about Dublin’s history? Irony is a bitter sweet pill.

      [This message has been edited by Andrew Duffy (edited 19 March 2002).]

    • #718391
      Rory W
      Participant

      You should get “Construction of Dublin” – has the same edge to it a “Destruction of Dublin” – a cracking read.

      I found Saving the City a bit dry compared to the other two. I wish they would reprint the Destruction of Dublin – my copy has been read and reread so often its starting to fall to bits.

    • #718392
      brunel
      Participant

      Recently purchased a copy of Craig’s “Dublin 1660-1860” – fantastic stuff and highly recommended…

      Love finding second hand-books so don’t like giving this away but what the hell… a database from lots of different second-hand booksellers can be found at http://www.abebooks.co.uk I’ve used it a lot recently and have found it to be very very good.

      Still can’t find a copy of “The Destruction of Dublin” though 🙁 I thought I had sourced not one but TWO copies of it, only to find out that they had just been sold… DAMN YOU OUT THERE WHO GOT THEM FIRST !! 🙂

    • #718393
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      “Dublin An Urban History” byNiall McCullough is another that I think should be reprinted.

    • #718394
      LOB
      Participant

      Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
      “Dublin An Urban History” byNiall McCullough is another that I think should be reprinted.

      Yeah & how did you get your copy?
      Jammy sod 😉

    • #718395
      LOB
      Participant

      this is another good site for sourcing 2nd hand books.
      Got a copy of Robert Ballagh’s book of photographs of Dublin through this (early eighties)

      http://www.buyused.co.uk/

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