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by Chris Dowding


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While exploring Ireland, A Few Drops Short of a Pint is also a powerful story of self-exploration and discovery, showing that sometimes a change . Having never visited the Emerald Isle, I was interested to read Chris Dowding's book.

While exploring Ireland, A Few Drops Short of a Pint is also a powerful story of self-exploration and discovery, showing that sometimes a change of circumstances is all the therapy we need. Jubilant and demoralised in equal measures, this is a story oozing with razor sharp (and often self-deprecating) wit that beautifully captures the experience of transplanting yourself into a foreign culture.

Chris Dowding grew up in Redland Bay, a rural seaside community thirty kilometres south of Brisbane, Australia. He attended the local school in an era when kids got excited by doing tricks with yo-yos or poorly executed stunts on their BMXs. In the 1990s, he studied civil engineering at QUT in Brisbane. After graduating, he lived a quiet solitary existence until he met his future wife, Kerryn.

We receive fewer than 1 copy every 6 months. When Chris and his wife move to Ireland, everything changes

We receive fewer than 1 copy every 6 months. When Chris and his wife move to Ireland, everything changes. An inspiring travel memoir about a man learning to open up to the new culture around him, letting in freedom and happiness. ISBN13:9781876819729. Release Date:January 2007.

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Chris Dowding lived a quiet, solitary life as an engineer in Brisbane that . Chris Dowding studied civil engineering at QUT. He moved to Ireland in 2001 with his wife, Kerryn. New here? Learn how to read digital books for free. OR. Download Libbyan app by OverDrive.

Chris Dowding lived a quiet, solitary life as an engineer in Brisbane that changed when he met his future wife Kerryn who, after their wedding, persuaded Chris to move to Ireland - to a new beginning. Both Kerryn and Ireland had a sense of spontaneity and surprise that Chris had previously avoided in his life More about Chris Dowding.

Obviously, Adam was a few drops short of a pint. I played along anyway. A few minutes later, it drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. A fog had rolled in at some point, and the lights bathed the bridge in an unearthly vermillion haze. The limo continued northbound on the 101, toward Marin. And what has been happening? Over the last couple of months, several mages have vanished. My stomach felt like it had been dropped off a ten-story building. I wondered if they were taking me to the vineyard until the limo left the highway near Muir Beach. The car eventually turned off a winding road into a gravel drive hidden behind a stand of trees.

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Chris Dowding lived a quiet, solitary life as an engineer in Brisbane that only began to change when he met his future wife Kerryn who, after their wedding, persuaded Chris to move to Ireland-to a new beginning. A Few Drops Short of a Pint is the hilarious account of Chris and Kerryn's Irish experience. Capturing Chris's fascinations, frustrations and fears (did you know 58 percent of all motor accidents in Dublin occur during the day, in high visibility conditions with dry weather, on a straight road?) in his new surroundings, the story covers Irish lifestyle issues ranging from water heating to violent political factionalism. While exploring Ireland, A Few Drops Short of a Pint is also a powerful story of self-exploration and discovery, showing that sometimes a change of circumstances is all the therapy we need. Jubilant and demoralised in equal measures, this is a story oozing with razor sharp (and often self-deprecating) wit that beautifully captures the experience of transplanting yourself into a foreign culture.

Comments: (5)

Sirara
great read
Zehaffy
Not only is this book written by my brother an interesting and funny account of his travels in Ireland - more to the point - it has ME in it! Woohooo I'm famous... (Note to self: tone down my narcissistic tendencies). In all seriousness though, I enjoyed 'a few Drops short of a Pint', because in many ways it reminded me of my time and travels in Ireland too. Ireland can be a frustrating place, that is for certain, but those are the kinds of things you get through and look back and enjoy in retrospect. This is what Chris has captured, an essentially personal journey (in many senses of the word) in a retrospective angle. I think, having been tested time again, his character has shone through in his writing. There is a truthfulness to Chris' book that you can admire, I highly recommend trying it and discovering everything in it on offer yourself.

A. Dowding
Kikora
The book chronicles Chris and Kerryn's time spent living and working in Ireland. It is one of the few books about the Emerald Isle that doesn't read like it was written by Ireland's national tourist board. It's an honest account of the good times and the bad and you can find out more about it at Chris's website [...]. Peter Moore, author of 'Vroom with a View'

...while not avoiding the dark side of the Irish character, Chris also explores the humour. Gregory Stanton, 'weekender'

...a full bodied travel memoir that gives the reader a taste of Irish life and history. Jennifer Scott, 'Sunshine Coast Daily'

It's the sort of travel book you can read over a few beers. Linda Muller, 'The Redland Times'
MegaStar
I enjoyed this book! A great story about the journeys we go on and how they can impact our lives.

Chris has a great sense of humour, and his love/hate relationship with the Irish shines through ih book as I giggled my way through the pages. It is great to read a 'regular blokes' writing!! :-)

Looking forward to the next adventure!
Feri
Very well written book with a lot of humour. I found myself laughing at the craziness of the people Chris and Kerryn came across in their travels. Can't wait to experience Ireland myself!

Would recommend it to anyone interested in funny travel narratives!
A Few Drops Short of a Pint download epub
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Author: Chris Dowding
ISBN: 1876819723
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Interactive Publications; 1st edition (December 28, 2007)
Pages: 212 pages