Bookclub: Pope's Children

The second of our bookclub choices is David McWilliams sharp witty survey of the breakneck rush towards affluence in the Republic, the Popes Children. It charts the sheer industry and hard work of the Stakanovite “Decklanders”, and the new middle class (former working class) Irish who hunt new markets from NE England to Bulgaria in which to sow the excess equity of their often fairly modest Dublin properities. Previously: Pity for the Wicked.