Read Your Way Through Dublin
Read Your Way Through Dublin is a book series about Dublin that was published in Dublin by O’Brien Publishing. The books are written by a team of Irish writers that include Pat Leahy, Niall O’Gallagher, and Sarah Bolger. The series began in 2006 and were originally published by Blackstone Publishing.
The first two books were published as hardback editions, and are available on both Amazon (US) and Barnes & Noble (US). The second book came out as an e-book.
The books are intended to be read in the first person (called “Sci-Fi” by Pat) and are written in a first-person style as a way to make the stories of Dublin more accessible. Each book is about 10–12 pages long and is accompanied by a short introduction with a historical narrative, with some of the novels dealing with themes of history, travel, and the city of Dublin.
Background Each novel is told from the viewpoint of a different character:
Pat Leahy Niall O’Gallagher Sarah Bolger
The books are named after an expression, “read your way through Dublin”, in which the characters comment on the state of Dublin as seen in the past, the present, and the future and make various predictions.
Read your way through Dublin The first two books in the series are “Read Your Way Through Dublin: the first two years of the century” and “Read Your Way Through Dublin: the third year of the century”.
“Read Your Way Through Dublin: the first two years of the century”
Pat Leahy is an editor of a travel magazine. At the beginning of the first year of the century, he travels to Dublin to interview a publisher. The publisher tells him that a new book of Dublin’s history is needed, but does not have the funds to bring the project to fruition. Pat decides to use this opportunity to interview