From my friends in Derry I have been sent news of the launch of a revised and updated edition of The Wile Big Derry Phrasebook - City of Culture Edition by Seamus McConnell. If by any chance you are in that neck of the woods on the evening of Thursday 1st August, the launch will be in the Central Library, Foyle Street at 7pm.
The press release reads: "The Wile Big Derry Phrasebook is a rib-ticking cross-section of the many colourful words, sayings and expressions to be heard in the Derry area, all lovingly captured by social historian, musician, songwriter – and proud Derryman – Seamus McConnell, who sadly passed away in 2010. This revised and updated edition is the definitive compilation of the wit and wisdom of generations of Derry wans in our unique City of Culture and presented in this lavishly illustrated book for all to share and enjoy."
Published by Guildhall Press and available from all good bookshops and direct from www.ghpress.com.
ISBN: 9781906271756. Paperback £6.95.