In 1925, James O’Neil, 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 as he visited Spain, France, Ireland and England.
O’Neil’s diary is a time capsule of the Roaring ‘20s – the decadence of Paris and the Riviera, the carnivals of Spain, the splendour of Versailles, the magnificence of London, the excitement of horse racing in Liverpool, and the echoes of political turmoil in Ireland.
A delightful travelogue. Edited by his son, noted historian, Paul O’Neill. Lavishly illustrated, with detailed endnotes.