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Ireland: A country of 13-verse-long ballads, outspoken lunatics, strongly held trivial opinions and friendly exchanges about the day’s names in the death notices.

A place where flattened fizzy drink is treated as a medical panacea, and where celebration can be squeezed out of anything from a major sporting victory, to a valiant quarter-final exit.

From Fionn MacCumhail to the FAI, Do You Know Who’s Dead? is a hilarious celebration of all things unmistakably Irish, as it describes our distinguishing features – big and small – in politics, music, culture, sport and more.

If you find it hard to end a phone call, have ever driven several miles out of your way for slightly cheaper petrol, or spend just a little too long surveying the death notices, this is the book for you.