An Irish Navvy. The Diary of an Exile. London: Routledge, 1964. First Translated Edition. Pp, 182. Translated by Valentin Iremonger. Ownership name to front free endpaper, a good copy in lightly chipped pictorial dust jacket. This vivid picture of an Irish navvy's life in England in the 1950s mirrors that of an entire generation who left Ireland without education or hope.