Friday, 27 June 2008

'This is the manual; a must-have'

'This is the manual; it's a must-have for people who are thinking of boarding a plane and heading to Beijing.'

Ryan Tubridy, The Tubridy Show, RTE Radio 1, June 17, 2008

Full interview here

Sunday, 1 June 2008

'Captures the bizarre and the beautiful'

‘Gary Finnegan’s Irish eye catches the bizarre and the beautiful in Beijing. From eating caterpillars on a stick, to the Little Emperors of the one child policy, he explains what’s old and what’s new in a city changing faster than you can spit on the street.’
— Carole Coleman, author of Alleluia America: An Irish Journalist in Bush Country

'Book brings China to life'

‘Beijing for Beginners is a wonderful surprise. At a time when there is so much focus on China as a growing superpower, Finnegan brings the place alive with all its strange flavours and colours – and, most importantly, tells us exactly what it’s like to be a foreigner living there. Well worth reading.’
— Eamon Delaney, editor of Magill and author of An Accidental Diplomat