Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is
Richard Murphy: ‘When I got older, I knew I wanted to be in the city’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Who has it better, the city slicker or the country cousin?

Having grown up in a small town on the west of Ireland, I was slightly unprepared for city life when my parents moved us lock, stock and barrel to central London.

It was a shock, to say the least – at 17 years of age I knew no one, nobody cared what I was up to and not a single person would smile as we passed each other on the busy streets.

But while it took some...

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