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Roddy Doyle - The ​Van
Jimmy ​Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business... By the bestselling author of _The Commitments_ and _The Snapper, The Van_ is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.

Roddy Doyle - Oh, ​Play That Thing
Praised ​as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post, A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for more. Now, in his first novel set in America, Doyle delivers. Oh, Play That Thing opens with Henry on the run from his Irish Republican paymasters, arriving in New York City in 1924. But in New York, and later Chicago—where he meets a man playing wild, happy music called Louis Armstrong—Henry finds he cannot escape his past.A highly entertaining cross-country epic and a magnificent follow-up to A Star Called Henry, this prodigious, energetic, sexy novel is another Roddy Doyle triumph.

Roddy Doyle - Her ​Mother's Face
Award ​winners Roddy Doyle and Freya Blackwood team up to create a heartwarming story of loss, love, and what it means to be a family. When Siobhan was just three years old, her mother died, leaving Siobhan and her father alone in their house in Dublin. They never talk about her, and now, at ten years old, Siobhan no longer remembers her mother's face. One day, Siobhan meets a mysterious woman in the park who tells her that to remember her mother, she just needs to look in a mirror. As Siobhan grows older, she sees more and more of her mother's face in her own reflection. With time, she and her father and her own daughter are able to remember Siobhan's mother with joy and laughter instead of tears.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Dead Republic
Roddy ​Doyle's irrepressible Irish rebel Henry Smart is back-and he is not mellowing with age. Saved from death in California's Monument Valley by none other than Henry Fonda, he ends up in Hollywood collaborating with legendary director John Ford on a script based on his life. Returning to Ireland in 1951 to film The Quiet Man- which to Henry's consternation has been completely sentimentalized-he severs his relationship with Ford. His career in film over, Henry settles into a quiet life in a village north of Dublin, where he finds work as a caretaker for a boys' school and takes up with a woman named Missus O'Kelly, whom he suspects- but is not quite sure-may be his long-lost wife, the legendary Miss O'Shea. After being injured in a political bombing in Dublin in 1974, Henry is profiled in the newspaper and suddenly the secret of his rebel past is out. Henry is a national hero. Or are his troubles just beginning? Raucous, colorful, epic, and full of intrigue and incident, The Dead Republic is also a moving love story-the magnificent final act in the life of one of Roddy Doyle's most unforgettable characters.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Snapper
Twenty-year-old ​Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her mother says very little. Her friends and neighbors all want to know whose "snapper" Sharon is carrying. In his sparkling second novel, Roddy Doyle observes the progression of Sharon's pregnancy and its impact on the Rabbitte family - especially on Jimmy Sr. - with wit, candor, and surprising authenticity.

Roddy Doyle - Two ​Pints
Two ​men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss. They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids' pets, their football teams and - this being Ireland in 2011-12 - about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen's visit. But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gaddafi (he's working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders ( whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like 'Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?' Inspired by a year's worth of news, "Two Pints" distils the essence of Roddy Doyle's comic genius. This book shares the concision of a collection of poems, and the timing of a virtuoso comedian.

Roddy Doyle - Jimmy ​Jazz
Jimmy ​Rabbitte hates jazz, always has. But his wife Aiofe loves it, and Jimmy loves Aiofe. So when, in attempt to convert him, she buys him two tickets for a Keith Jarrett concert he decides to take Outspan, former member of Jimmy's band The Commitments, who has come back into his life after a chance meeting in the cancer clinic. Jarrett is famous for being intolerant of any noise at all - a cough, a sneeze, a wheeze - from the audience, stopping playing and shaming the perpetrator. And Outspan's diagnosis is lung cancer, it's pretty bad, and he needs an oxygen cylinder to breathe properly.

Roddy Doyle - A ​mozgóbüfé
A ​méregzsákból ismert kicsit bumfordi, de aranyszívű Jimmy Rabbitte ezúttal is jó pár Guinnesst legurít a barátaival. Pedig újabb történetének kezdetén jóformán már inni sincs kedve, ugyanis munkanélküli, és örül, ha nagy néha elmehet kocsmába. De azért próbálja tartalmasan tölteni az idejét: könyvtárba jár, golfozik, nézi a csajokat, igyekszik rendet tartani a házban és megőrizni atyai tekintélyét... Aztán amikor legjobb barátját, Bimbót is kirúgják az állásából, minden megváltozik. Kettesben lófrálni is, golfozni is izgalmasabb. Majd pedig nagy vállalkozásba kezdenek: helyrepofoznak egy kiszuperált mozgóbüfét, és a Bimbo Burger-féle sült krumplival, sült hallal és hamburgerrel megcsinálják a szerencséjüket. Dublin a focivébé lázában ég (Írország bejut a negyeddöntőbe, és mellesleg 1:1-re "megveri" közben az angolokat), úgyhogy az emberek mást sem csinálnak, csak nézik a tévét, imádják az ír focistákat, és falják a krumplit meg a halat... Roddy Doyle felülmúlhatatlan az egyszerű emberek hétköznapi életének humoros - s emellett gyakran meghatóan szép - ábrázolásában. Jimmy, Bimbo és a többiek nem egyszerű regényhősök: olyan eleven alakok, akikkel mintha bármikor találkozhatnánk egy sörözőben... vagy egy mozgóbüfé pultjánál. Roddy Doyle 1958-ban született Dublinban. Első regénye 1987-ben jelent meg The Commitments címmel (a könyv is, a belőle készült Alan Parker-film is nagy siker lett). A The Snapper 1990-ben (magyarul 1999-ben A méregzsák címmel) jelent meg, s a regényből forgatott Stephen Frears-filmet a magyar tévé is többször vetítette. A Rabbitte-családról szóló újabb történetből, A mozgóbüféből szintén Stephen Frears készített filmet (mi A furgon címmel láthattuk). Doyle következő regénye, a Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha 1993-ban elnyerte a Booker-díjat, és tizenkilenc nyelven jelent meg. Ezt két újabb regény (The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, A Star Called Henry) és egy gyerekkönyv követte (The Giggler Treatment).

Roddy Doyle - Rover ​Saves Christmas
Christmas ​is under threat! Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer only works one night a year - but, unfortunately, he's chosen Christmas Eve to take a sickie. When your star sleigh-puller is stable-ridden with the flu, what do you do? You call Rover... Join Rover, Robbie, Jimmy and Kayla, and all the other stars of The Giggler Treatment for a fantastic race against time... as Santa embarks on a sleigh-ride he'll never forget...

Roddy Doyle - A ​Greyhound of a Girl
The ​best-ever children's novel from the brilliant Roddy Doyle is a funny, sad story about four generations of a family. 12 year old Mary O'Hara's beloved, joke-cracking grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until a mysterious young woman appears at Mary's door. She is the ghost of Granny's long-dead mammy and her mission is to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs someone to drive them all to the old family farm for a visit to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched, sharp and tender tale of familyistory, cracking characters, and bonds between mothers and daughters that will entrance readers from 10 to adult.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Woman Who Walked Into Doors
The ​Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha draws a portrait of a working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and her own alcoholism.

Roddy Doyle - Smile
Just ​moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly’s for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor’s name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes, too, the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories—of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor’s own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it’s the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting
The ​Man Booker Prize-winning author takes the pulse of modern Ireland with a masterful new collection of stories. Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his ability to fully capture the hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle-age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to local pubs to bullrings, these tales feature an array of men taking stock and reliving past glories, each concerned with loss in different ways-of their place in the world, of their power, their virility, health, and love. "Recuperation" follows a man as he sets off on his daily prescribed walk around his neighborhood, the sights triggering recollections of his family and his younger days. In "Animals", George recalls caring for his children's many pets and his heartfelt effort to spare them grief when they died or disappeared. The title story captures the mixture of bravado and helplessness of four friends who go off to Spain on holiday. Sharply observed, funny, and moving, these thirteen stories present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs, and middle- aged men trying to break out of the routines of their lives.

Roddy Doyle - A ​vihogik
Hogy ​kiről szól ez a történet? Természetesen a vihogikról, ha egyszer ők szerepelnek a címében, és a könyv borítóján is ők láthatók, de többet, sajna, egyelőre nem árulhatunk el róluk. Mert ez egy izgalmas történet, és a vihogik különben is titokban, rejtőzködve végzik munkájukat (na, azért annyit talán mégis elmondhatunk róluk, hogy az olyan gyerekeket védelmezik, akiket a felnőttek oktalanul bántanak). És szerepel még a történetben Mack úr, aki kekszkóstoló egy kekszgyárban, és éppen nagy veszély fenyegeti, meg Mack úr két fia, meg Csibész, az okos, gyors lábú és kissé anyagias kutya… De unalmas lenne mindenkit felsorolni (csak még egyet: szerepel benne egy sirály, aki nem szereti a halat)… A világhírű ír regényíró (A méregzsák, A mozgóbüfé, A Commitments) elsõ gyerekkönyve jelenik meg magyarul. Illusztrálta Brian Ajhar. A könyv borítóján lévõ illusztráció Charlie Fuge munkája.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Barrytown Trilogy
The ​bestselling author of Paddy Clarke presents a one-volume edition of his celebrated trio of novels. Doyle's comic novels, The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, depict the daily life and times of the Rabbitte family in working-class Dublin.

Roddy Doyle - Kaland ​kaland hátán
Mr. ​Macket letartóztatták a bankban történt félreértés miatt, melyben része volt egy kínosan géppisztolynak látszó fűrésznek is. Ez idő alatt Mrs. Billie Jean Fleetwood-Mack nincs meg (elment, hogy megdöntse azt a rekordot, melyben titokban kell megkerülni a Földet). Ez idő alatt a kis Robbie és Jimmy Mack nem túlzottan praktikus alagútásási akcióba kezdenek a börtön alatt. Ez idő alatt a dublini meztelencsigák összefognak, hogy megkaparintsák az uralmat a világ felett. Vajon Rover a kutya, és a kis Kayla Mack el tud-e osonni az árvasintérek és az undokoskodó börtönőrök előtt, hogy megmentsék a papát és a világot, vajon a falrengetően vicces Mack családnak sikerül-e megint minden?

Roddy Doyle - A ​Commitments
A ​Barrytown-trilógia állandó szereplői, a Rabbitte-család tagjai közül ebben a regényben ifjabb Jimmy Rabbitte-tel ismerkedhetünk meg egészen közelről, aki a rockzene megszállottja: nemcsak azt tudja, hogy melyik együttes a menő, hanem azt is, hogy melyik lesz a menő fél év múlva, sőt valóságos esztétaként elmélkedik a rockzenéről, amely buzgón hangoztatott véleménye szerint mindig a szexről szól (meg esetleg a forradalomról). Jimmy hozza létre a haverjaival és egy jó negyvenéves, Amerikából hazatelepült stúdiózenész fazonnal együtt A Commitments együttest, és beszerveznek egy háromtagú női vokált is. A haverok többsége ugyan a kottát sem nagyon ismeri, Joey "Ajak" Fagan viszont nemcsak ragyogó szaxofonos (aki Amerikában saját bevallása szerint a legnagyobbakkal játszott együtt, James Brownnal, Otis Reddinggel, Stevie Wonderrel és még több tucatnyi sztárral), hanem akkora lelke is van a zenéhez, hogy az az egész együttesnek elég. Joey isteni küldetésének tekinti, hogy szülőhazájában meghonosítsa a soul zenét, s irányításával a tagok buzgón látnak neki hangszerük megszelídítésének, a vokált alkotó csajok meghódításának - bár azok inkább az öreg Joeyt tüntetik ki kegyeikkel - és a világraszóló siker tervezgetésének . A kínkeserves próbák és kisebb-nagyobb, főként a csajok körül forgó perpatvarok után lassanként beindul az együttes karrierje, az ír ízekkel kevert hamisítatlan soult remekül fogadja a dublini kocsmák közönsége, sőt már egy lemezszerződés lehetősége is felcsillan...

Roddy Doyle - The ​Guts
Jimmy ​Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids... and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle - his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin he meets two of the Commitments - Outspan, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother and learns to play the trumpet. This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life. It climaxes in one of the great passages in Roddy Doyle's fiction: four middle-aged men at Ireland's hottest rock festival watching Jimmy's son Marvin's band Moanin' at Midnight pretending to be Bulgarian and playing a song called 'I'm Going to Hell' that apparently hasn't been heard since 1932. Why? You'll have to read _The Guts_ to find out.

Linda Sue Park - David Almond - Eoin Colfer - Deborah Ellis - Roddy Doyle - Nick Hornby - Tim Wynne-Jones - Ruth Ozeki - Margot Lanagan - Gregory Maguire - Click
A ​video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything. The world's best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life. About the Authors Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. David Almond won the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness. Eoin Colfer is the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Deborah Ellis received a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award special commendation for her Breadwinner trilogy. Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Nick Hornby has had three books made into feature films. Tim Wynne-Jones has twice won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Ruth Ozeki has seen her novel My Year of Meats translated into eleven languages. Margot Lanagan received a Printz Honor for her collection Black Juice. And Gregory Maguire wrote the novel Wicked, which became a popular Broadway musical.

Roddy Doyle - Rover ​megmenti a karácsonyt
Rudolfnak, ​a rénszarvasnak csupán évi egy napot kellene dolgoznia, akkor is beteget jelent. A kétségbeesett Télapó kénytelen helyettest találni, aki húzhatná a szánját. Az egyetlen, aki elég eszes, jóképű és sármos ahhoz, hogy megfelelően helyettesítse a rénszarvast, nem más, mint egy Rover nevű eb. Ez nem csak nevetségesen hangzik, hanem az is. A Télapó, és vele együtt az olvasó, élete legkalandosabb utazását éli át ebben a könyvben.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Deportees
The ​eight tales in Roddy Doyle’s first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there. In “Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner,” a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black man. “New Boy” describes the first day of school for a nine-year-old boy from Africa; while in “The Pram,” a terrifying ghost story, a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge’s older sisters and decides—in a new phrase she has learned—to “scare them shitless.” In “57% Irish,” a man decides to devise a test of Irishness by measuring reactions to three things: Riverdance, the song “Danny Boy,” and Robbie Keane’s goal against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. And in the wonderful title story, Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed The Commitments, decides that it’s time to find a new band—a multicultural outfit that specializes not in soul music but in the folk songs of Woody Guthrie. This is classic Roddy Doyle, full of his unmistakable wit and his acute ear for dialogue. With empathy and insight, The Deportees and Other Stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance in today’s Ireland.

Roddy Doyle - Henry ​csillaga
Henry ​Smart kegyetlen világba születik, a huszadik század eleji Dublin nyomornegyedébe. Itt a korai, keserves pusztulás mindennapos dolog: hihető dajkamese, hogy az égbolt csillaga csupa halott csecsemő. A balga munkáslány és a féllábú kidobóember fia megmarad. Ez önmagában hőstett, ő pedig továbbiakra is képes: tanulékony, öntörvényű nomádja szülővárosa minden zegzugának, elpusztíthatatlan, koraérett harcos. 1916 húsvétján az angol uralom elleni felkelés neki beavatás szerelembe, háborúba: kapóra jön, hogy rendkívüli adottságait csillogtassa. Függetlenség helyett vérfürdő vár az országra, neki a vereségben is terem diadal. Lefegyverzően vonzó hidegvérű gyilkos. De hiába emberfeletti csodalény - mégis balek. Az ír szabadság furfangos bajnokának hiszi magát, holott a mozgalom vezéreinek játékszere. Meg a történelemé. Meg a nőké. Roddy Doyle antihősének bőrébe bújva regél szentekről, szörnyetegekről, akik nemegyszer ugyanazok. Utálattal-szerelemmel hódol Dublin legendás városának.

Roddy Doyle - A ​méregzsák
Nyájas ​reménybeli olvasó! Képzelje el, hogy ön lányos apa - ha netán valóban az, akkor persze könnyebb a dolga -, és egy szokványos estén (miután letelt a műszak, és ön, kedves apuka civódott egy sort a többi kölyökkel, merthogy van még néhány, egész pontosan öt, most pedig épp a jól megérdemelt sörözésre indulna a haverokhoz) a húszéves nagylánya egyszer csak bejelenti, hogy terhes. Ami önmagában talán nem is lenne olyan nagy baj, csakhogy a leányzó nem hajlandó elárulni, hogy ki ejtette teherbe, abortuszról pedig hallani sem akar, hiszen az gyilkosság lenne. Egyszóval apa nincs, gyerek márpedig lesz... Hogy máris lila a feje? Hogy ilyen szégyent nem tűrne a családban? Hisz mit szólnának a szomszédok? A haverok? A rokonság? Nos, Jimmy Rabbitte, Doyle regényének hőse, ez az egyszerű, kicsit talán bumfordi és házsártos, de csupa szív dublini munkásember nem kiabál, nem dühöng, sőt még sörözni is elmegy... ráadásul Sharonnal, a lányával. Elvégre ha tragédia történt is, azért meg kell beszélni a dolgokat... Később aztán megtudjuk, hogy ki a gyerek apja (amitől a helyzet csak még kínosabbá válik), s azt is, hogy - bármilyen banálisan is hangzik - szeretettel és türelemmel az ilyen kényes problémákat is meg lehet oldani. És megismerkedhetünk Sharon legtitkosabb gondolataival, végigizgulhatjuk a terhességét, annak minden testi és lelki változásával együtt, és vele szoríthatunk, hogy szép, egészséges babája szülessen. A méregzsák az elmúlt évtized egyik legnépszerűbb ír regénye, a Rabbitte család tagjait az írek közeli ismerőseikként tartják számon, Dolyle tökéletesen beszéli a dublini munkáscsaládok, a dublini utcák és sörözők nyelvét, és olyan művet alkotott, amely a mai irodalomban igencsak ritka: a leghétköznapibb gondokkal küszködő egyszerű emberek életét ábrázolja kedvesen, megértő szeretettel, elragadó humorral. A regényből Stephen Frears rendezésében ragyogó film is készült.

Roddy Doyle - Paula ​Spencer
Roddy ​Doyle ’s beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and it’s been four months and five days since she’s had a drink. She cleans offices to get by and lives from paycheck to paycheck. But as she manages to get through each day sober, she begins to piece her life back together and to resurrect her family. Told with the unmistakable wit of Doyle’s unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.

Roddy Doyle - Paddy ​Clarke Ha Ha Ha (angol)
Roddy ​Doyle's Booker Prize-winning novel describes the world of ten-year-old Paddy Clarke, growing up in Barrytown, north Dublin. From fun and adventure on the streets, boredom in the classroom to increasing isolation at home, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is the story of a boy who sees everything but understands less and less.

Roddy Doyle - Rory ​and Ita
Surprisingly, ​Rory and Ita is Roddy Doyle's first non-fiction book and recounts (largely in their own words) the tale of his parents' lives from their first memories to the present. Doyle is (as his publishers proudly claim) "Ireland's most famous living writer", and his storytelling acumen (matched with an impeccable knack for conveying with maximum vividness the day-to-day detail of his colourfully-drawn locales) has made his books essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary writing. He is, of course, very funny--and who says writing of real distinction should not have us laughing uproariously? Books such as The Snapper and The Commitments proved this beyond doubt. Rory and Ita is something new in his work--rarely have a writer's parents been brought to life in such vivid, tender detail--and rarely have two outwardly ordinary people had such fascinatingly offbeat, surprising lives. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, the couple have a total recall of every detail of their Dublin childhoods, their eccentric relatives and, crucially, the politics (both came from Republican families). Inevitably, some of Doyle's keenest followers may be wary of this departure from his customarily idiosyncratic novels (even the much-acclaimed A Star called Henry wrongfooted many readers with its marked departure from the areas we customarily associated with Doyle), but Rory and Ita is actually quite as entertaining as any of Doyle's fiction. His parents come across as remarkable talkers (his mother, in particular, has some very surprising tales to tell), and the book (with its rich and colourful portrait of a country caught between the backwardness of religious repression and the indomitable human spirit of its people) creates a picture of a very human and often very funny world that has now all but vanished. Doyle enthusiasts may hesitate--but they'd be wise to add this one to their libraries, as it has all the insight and humour of the author's best work.

Roddy Doyle - Dead ​Man Talking
Pat ​had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven’t spoken since --- till the day before Joe’s funeral. What? On the day before his funeral Joe would be dead, wouldn’t he? Yes, he would… Roddy Doyle’s first book for the Quick Reads programme to support adult literacy is fast, funny and just a tiny bit spooky.

Roddy Doyle - Love
Two ​old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of drinking and storytelling in this winning new novel from the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Davy and Joe were drinking pals back in their Dublin youth. Davy rarely sees Joe for a pint anymore--maybe one or two when Davy comes over from England to check on his elderly father. But tonight Davy's father is dying in the hospice, and Joe has a secret that will lead the two on a bender back to the haunts of their youth. Joe had left his wife and family a year earlier for another woman, Jessica. Davy knows her too, or should--she was the girl of their dreams four decades earlier, the girl with the cello in George's pub. As Joe's story unfolds across Dublin--pint after pint, pub after pub--so too do the memories of what eventually drove Davy from Ireland: the upheaval that Faye, his feisty, profane wife, would bring into his life; his father's somber disapproval; the pained spaces left behind when a parent dies. As much a hymn to the Dublin of old as a delightfully comic yet moving portrait of what it means to try to put into words the many forms that love can take, Love marks a triumphant new turn for Roddy Doyle.

Roddy Doyle - The ​Commitments
Barrytown, ​Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from Paris Hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?

Roddy Doyle - The ​Rover Adventures
This ​special edition includes "The Giggler Treatment", "Rover Saves Christmas" and "The Meanwhile Adventures". Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one adventure after the other! The poo is about to hit the shoe...'Riotously funny' - "The Times". 'Packed full of bizarre humour, imagination and a whole lot of poo' - "Bookseller". 'Brilliant' - "Irish Independent".

Roddy Doyle - A ​Star Called Henry
A ​historical tale marking a new turn in Doyle's writing. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. He eventually becomes a Fenian, a rebel, a republican legend - one of Michael Collins's boys, an assassin on a stolen bike.

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