Major Sinclair Yeates leaves England to work as an Irish Resident Magistrate convinced that two and two make four. But as he passes judgement on a range of cases and characters that would have driven Solomon to drink he learns that in Ireland, two and two are just as likely to make five, or three, or even nothing at all...
First published at the turn of the century as EXPERIENCES OF AN IRISH R.M., these stories were quickly recognised as classics of Anglo- Irish literature and as some of the funniest prose in the English language. This collection- containing all thirty-four stories- inspired the hugely successful television series.
One of the funniest books ever written about Ireland - INDEPENDENT
A lyrical, hilarious masterpiece. - STANDARD
Boisterous, colourful high jinks in the country. - TLS
The achievement remains solitary, immortal, like Hamlet or The Diary of a Nobody. - OBSERVER