1825, James O’Neill, a businessman from the Newfoundland community of Bay De Verde, took a well-earned vacation in Europe. He kept a detailed account of his activities, for over two months, as he visited Spain, France, Monte Carlo, England and Ireland.
O’Neil’s diary is a time capsule of the Roaring ‘20s, between the two World Wars- the decadence of Paris and the Riviera, the carnivals of Spain, London, the excitement of horse racing in Liverpool, and the echoes of political turmoil in Ireland.
This delightfully perceptive travelogue was edited by his son, noted historian, Paul O’Neill, and is lavishly illustrated by him with detailed endnotes.
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