This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Last Footman

Last Footman
In the summer of 1964, twenty-one-year-old Gillies MacBain arrives in Dublin off the ferry from England with only his bicycle, a suitcase and a tent to his name. Young, handsome and charismatic, he begins work as a footman in one of the houses of the `dying aristocracy'. Thus begins his foray into the upper echelons of Irish society.
Our Price: €20.00
ISBN/EAN9781843517658
Stock: 1
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
Author: MACBAIN, GILLIES
Format: Paperback
Save wishlist

In the summer of 1964, twenty-one-year-old Gillies MacBain arrives in Dublin off the ferry from England with only his bicycle, a suitcase and a tent to his name. Young, handsome and charismatic, he begins work as a footman in one of the houses of the `dying aristocracy'. Thus begins his foray into the upper echelons of Irish society.

The Adventures of an Irish Footman is an irresistible narrative which describes a fading part of Irish society that MacBain subverts with wry humour. MacBain finds himself in a precarious niche: the borderland in between `upstairs' and `downstairs'. Here, he rubs shoulders with a cast of characters from the bohemian socialites to the chancer `Sketchly' and the hippes with their dewy-eyed `morals'. MacBain's memoirs run the gamut of Irish social classes, from his friendship with County Monaghan small farmers and tenants, to working with a dubious cast of actors and producers on a film set at Castle Leslie, to eventually marrying into the circle of the `idle rich'.

An irresistible story told by a charming storyteller, this memoir sheds light on an era of Irish domestic industry, and Irish social history, that has all but been forgotten.
No recommended products at the moment.
 
All In - Jamie Heaslip Autobiography
Jamie Heaslip is one of the most decorated players in the history of Irish rugby. Over the course of a 13-year career, during which time he amassed 229 appearances for Leinster and 100 international caps, his name became synonymous with both the Irish number 8 jersey and the values that have propelled the growth of professional rugby in Ireland: diligence, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to self-improvement. Our Price: : €24.99

click to see more

 
 
Bruised Never Broken
In partnership with lyricist Bill Martin, Phil Coulter has composed a number of global hits, including Puppet on a String (for Sandie Shaw), Congratulations (Cliff Richard), Shang-A-Lang (Bay City Rollers), and My Boy (Elvis Presley) earning innumerable accolades. In Ireland he is much loved for songs like `The Town I Loved So Well' with its stirring, emotional lyrics inspired by growing up in the troubled city of Derry, Northern Ireland. Our Price: : €22.99

click to see more

 
 
tribe
This book is a modern chronicle of the politics of Irish America from early emigration to the present day, and explains what changing views and changing demographics mean for the future of Ireland's political influence in the US. Our Price: : €22.99

click to see more

 
 
Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love
Kathleen Watkins has always loved poetry. From the days she had to learn it line by line at school to performing it at gatherings of family and friends, and as part of her stage show with her husband, the broadcaster Gay Byrne - it has been and still is a constant in her life. This personal, curated collection of favourite poems from Kathleen is a small but perfectly formed anthology, covering the best of Irish poets including Brendan Kennelly, Padraic Colum, Seamus Heaney, Rita Ann Higgins, Carol Ann Duffy, Eavan Boland, Patrick Kavanagh, Mary Dorcey, WB Yeats, Francis Ledwidge and Paula Meehan. Our Price: : €14.99

click to see more

 
 
CHILDREN OF THE TROUBLES
Based on original interviews with more than 100 families, as well as extensive archival research, this unique book includes children who have never been publicly acknowledged as victims of the Troubles, and draws a compelling social and cultural picture of the era. Our Price: : €27.78

click to see more