Reviews – Travels with Bertha

Travels with Bertha: Two Years Exploring Australia in a 1978 Ford Stationwagon, Liberties Press in 2012

One of the  “Must Read Books of 2012″.

Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times

“Martin captures the classic experience of the Irish in Australia – his adventures will chime with many thousands of his countrymen who follow a similar route”

Manchan Magan, Travel Journalist

Travels with Bertha “offers so much more of an insight to young Irish people who are now leaving for Australia than any Rough Guide or Lonely Planet.”

Genevieve Carbery, The Irish Times

“In this lighthearted travel memoir with a touch of history, Martin wittily recounts long, hot drives; stormy nights; countless bars; mechanical failure; and the generosity of strangers. A great addition to travel narrative collections”. (American Library Association)

“Martin is a thoughtful traveller and he took the time to contemplate the real value of his journey, savouring the freedom of the open road, the infinite spaces and the endless skies that stretched ahead of him”

Books Ireland

“If travelling around Australia in a 1978 Ford Falcon station wagon sounds good to you, Paul Martin’s account of his Travels with Bertha is guaranteed to have you reaching for an online visa form.”

Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times

“If you are thinking of going down under, if you have a child or relative there, or if you are merely curious about this strange yet familiar, near yet far, continent, read this book.”

Tuam Herald

American Library Association

Books Ireland (Sep 2012) and UCD Alumni Magazine (2012)

Tuam Herald “An easy way to get to know Australia”

“My Holiday” Profile – Irish Times 9th June 2012

What the readers say!

LMFM – Daire Nelson Show

Interview with Tom Dunne, Newstalk FM

TV3 interview

Sydney Irish Radio May 6th, 2012

TWB – Launch videos and photos!

Irish Times’ top books for 2012

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