BLATHER: The Book

April 23rd, 2008 | people I know

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Only € 9.99 + P&P! By Dave Walsh, Barry Kavanagh, Damien DeBarra, Sue Walsh and others

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing (May 2008)

Launch Party: June 12th, Dice Bar Dublin 1800 hrs (that’s 6pm you landlubbers)

Published May 12 2008 – Preorder now!

Eleven years, three convictions, two deportations, ten thousand pints, six barring orders and a legion of leather-clad groupies later, Dave Walsh, Barry Kavanagh and Damien DeBarra (the cheap tarts that brought you Blather.net) bring you their latest labour of love: A Load of Blather: Unreal Reports from Ireland and Beyond, the first book that anyone has been nuts enough to let them publish…

When blather.net was spawned back in 1997, Dave Walsh, Damien DeBarra and Barry Kavanagh exhumed the lofty manifesto of the original Blather, founded in 1934 by Flann O’Brien. It would also be a “publication of the gutter” achieving “entirely new levels in everything which is contemptible, despicable and unspeakable in contemporary journalism”. Blather.net would have no principles, no honour, no shame. It would support the “fostering of graft and corruption in public life”, the “encouragement of humbug and hysteria”, and the “glorification of greed and gombeenism”. "

Over ten years later comes A Load of Blather, gathering together the best of the best reports on paranormal events, superstitions, mysterious happenings, conspiracy theories, the hordes of rampaging kangaroos in the Dublin hills, and the previously untold story of General Michael Collins’ forays into outer space. Look no further – this is Blather.


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