The Barrytown Trilogy: The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van

The Barrytown Trilogy: The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van

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by Roddy Doyle
     
 

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A one-volume edition of the celebrated trio of novels about the Rabbitte family, from the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Guts (Viking, January 2014) – which features the return of Jimmy Rabbitte, founder of the Commitments.
 

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A one-volume edition of the celebrated trio of novels about the Rabbitte family, from the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Guts (Viking, January 2014) – which features the return of Jimmy Rabbitte, founder of the Commitments.
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more." —Sunday Times

"A superb creation, exploding with cheerful chauvinism and black Celtic humour." —The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749397364
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/04/1997
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.34(d)

What People are saying about this

Colm Toibin
Roddy Doyle has captured the real spirit of Dublin—quick—witted, sharp, and inventive. His characters are drawn with great affection and love, and stay in the mind long after you have laughed your head off at the brilliant dialogue.
Fay Weldon
There was Joyce's Dublin and now there's Roddy Doyle's: wholly contemporary, extremely funny, and wonderfully and energetically delinquent. Irresistible to the modern spirit.

Meet the Author

Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels—The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van—are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked into Doors, and A Star Called Henry, and a non-fiction book about his parents, Rory & Ita. Doyle has also written for the stage and the screen: the plays Brownbread, War, Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors; the film adaptations of The Commitments )as co-writer), The Snapper, and The Van; When Brendan Met Trudy (an original screenplay); the four-part television series Family for the BBC; and the television play Hell for Leather. Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. He lives in Dublin.

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