Sean McCann

Sean McCann was a distinguished author and journalist. He wrote more than 25 books covering a wide range of subjects ranging from roses to Irish history and sport. His main hobby was rose growing, for which he was awarded many international prizes. He lived in Dublin and was the father of prize-winning author Colum McCann.

  • Irish Wit - From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub
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  • The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey - A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits
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  • Irish Wit

    Irish Wit

    From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub

    Written by Sean McCann, Illustrated by Tom Mathews

    Irish wit is an art form, centuries old yet up-to-the-minute wise, inculting, obscure, profound and idiotic. For years the Irish have mixed wit with wisdom, as they have porter and whiskey.

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  • The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey

    The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey

    A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits

    Written by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan

    A pint-sized draft of potent mirth and malarkey from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, and many other wags, on love and marriage to death and dying and everything in between.

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    304
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  • The Wit of Oscar Wilde

    The Wit of Oscar Wilde

    By Sean McCann

    Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His genius manifested itself in his plays and poetry but he is equally famous for his penetrating wit, humour and brilliant repartee. A fantastic selection of hundreds of his most memorable insults, quips and quotations.

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    176
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