The Mammy (Agnes Brown Series #1)

The Mammy (Agnes Brown Series #1)

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The Mammy (Agnes Brown Series #1) by Brendan O'Carroll, Donada Peters

From an acclaimed playwright and Ireland's most popular stand-up comedian comes the heart-warming and hilarious chronicles of The Mammy, a young widow struggling to raise seven children in North Dublin in the 1960's.

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ISBN-13: 9780736651967
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: Agnes Brown Series , #1

About the Author

Brendan O'Carroll, the youngest of eleven children, was born in Stonybatter, a North Dublin neighborhood, in 1955. He is an acclaimed playwright and Ireland's most popular stand-up comedian. The creator of a hugely successful Irish radio show, Mrs. Browne's Boys (the genesis of his novels), O'Carroll is also an actor and has a role in the upcoming film version of Angela's Ashes. All the books in his Mrs. Browne trilogy were #1 bestsellers in his native Ireland. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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The Mammy (Agnes Brown Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mammy is a delightful character! Widowed with 6 youngsters at home, Mammy does her best to keep the family afloat. I laughed at her wonder over her best friend describing having an "organism", her brush with the law over an incident with an overbearing nun, and her mishap with a love struck Frenchman. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, heartwarming story and, often times, funny. I did think $11.99 was quite a bit to pay for 135 pages, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very enjoyable
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PatriotsMother More than 1 year ago
I've read all three in this trilogy and have given as gifts.  Back again to buy another as a birthday present.  I laughed, I cried, I laughed again.  My all time (Irish) favorites 
Mcfan97 More than 1 year ago
This book provided an interesting take on the Irish way of life in the 1950s. Bits of humor were interspersed with some language/situations not for the faint of heart. Thoroughly enjoyed the ending!!
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shamrock_shannon More than 1 year ago
I loved this book...read them all I only wish there were more.
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Dawna Kennedy More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I couldn't put it down. i haven't enjoyed abook this deeply in years! A must read!
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obsessedreader More than 1 year ago
Brendan O'Connor's Mammy is a sheer delight! Here is a uniquely Irish story that immerses the reader into the life of Agnes Brown, her friends, and her many children. The book is irreverent and outrageous, yet sensitive and poignant. For those who want a remarkable reading experience, I highly recommend "Mammy."(The movie "Agnes Browne," starring Anjelica Huston, was based on this book.)
ClarkieDC More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much I have actually given the book 3 times as a gift. It is a short, easy read. Great for the beach. Laughted out loud so many times my husband read it just to find out what was so funny. He loved it also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have. It is a can't help yourself, laugh out loud book. This story brought tears, laughter and surprise. If you have any Irish background this book will bring back forgotton memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely laugh out loud when reading a book but The Mammy and the rest of the Agnes Brown series are that funny. The story of Agnes Brown and her clan ranges from funny to heartwarming to inspiring to sad but always interesting. The Mammy and the other three books in the collection are all well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the language in the book was full of the f-word, so I had to hide it when the kids were around, I kept wanting to share the stories of this family. It would be a lot of fun for an adult book club. It really takes you to another time and place and makes you empathize with the trials of this family. Also, there is a good balance between sorrow and celebration. The characters were diverse enough for everyone to relate.
Ohiogal More than 1 year ago
Oh MY GOSH!! This book absolutely will make you laugh, cry, cheer, and many more human emotions as you read and enjoy. Soooo, very heart warming!!!! I found Brendan O'Carroll's writing light hearted and yet so tender. Although I wasn't use to the native Irish tongue -- it brought joy to translate and learn! I want to find the rest of the Agnes Browne Trilogy so I can read them. And honestly, at the end of The Mammy -- I felt a presence ..... goosebumps everywhere! I've NEVER had a book do that to me, no, not EVER! A wonderful and great read!!!
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cristin More than 1 year ago
This has to be the funniest book I have read in a very long while. The tears will be running down your cheeks with laughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book from a coworker. I had no expectations...and found myself laughing out loud! This book was engaging and endearing. I quickly fell in love with Agnes and her children and was rooting for them to prevail. It is a quick read and I found myself completing the entire trilogy in one weekend. I would definitely recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved this book so, so, so, much. It was charming and witty. It pulled at my heartstrings, while making me roll over with laughter. This book truly makes you appreciate your Mom, and entire family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can you laugh at a widow with seven children? When the widow is Agnes Browne, you can! Dublin is the home for Agnes Browne and her family. The cards have fallen and Agnes has so much going against her- her husband's recent death, being a single mother to her seven children, and working long hours selling produce in her stall on Moore Street. But when Agnes finds herself at the bottom of the barrel, she shows her never disputable strength. When Agnes' best friend, Marion, is faced with tragedy, Agnes is there right by her side. Agnes takes on her daughter's teacher, when her mothering feathers have been ruffled. No one, not even Sister Magdalen will get away with mistreating one of her children! Agnes is a bit rough around the edges when she is the target for the attention and affection from the French owner of the local pizza parlor. Not surprisingly, Agnes manages to win his affection on her own terms. Brendan O'Carroll has created characters I will not forget. Any mother who has survived her son going through puberty, must read this book. I laughed so hard I ached! I am looking forward to the next book in this series
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can you possibly laugh at the life of a widow with seven children? Easy if that widow is Agnes Browne! Brendan O'Carroll has created characters that pull your heartstrings. Agnes Browne had me laughing, and she had me crying. She had me cheering for her. This lady was one after my own heart- when she found herself at the bottom of the barrel, she came back with more strength than ever to fight her way back, proving her unending strength. O'Carroll painted a beautiful picture for us to see 'a mother has to do whatever a mother has to do' to take care of her children, especially when she is the only parent. Agnes showed her ruffled feathers when she felt her child's teacher had violated one of her children. I had a hard time reading through my tears, while Agnes was fighting her battle. But, all the while I was cheering her on. Agnes shared a special relationship with Marion, her best friend. Agnes made us see what being a best friend meant to her. Marion was blessed to have Agnes in her life as was Agnes having her best friend Marion. What more could we expect from our relationships? There were times when I had tears rolling down my face from laughing. Every mother who has survived her son going through puberty would love some of the scenes in this book. O'Carroll has shown what a special relationship a mother has with her children. He created all of the characters with such depth, that I will not soon forget the Browne's. I am looking forward to the other books in this series.