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ISBN13: 9780452281035
ISBN10: 0452281032
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"Mammy" is what Irish children call their mothers and The Mammy is Agnes Browne--a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this large and lively family with raw humor and great affection. Forced to be mother, father, and referee to her battling clan, the ever-resourceful Agnes Browne occasionally finds a spare moment to trade gossip and quips with her best pal Marion Monks (alias "The Kaiser") and even finds herself pursued by the amorous Frenchman who runs the local pizza parlor.

Like the novels of Roddy Doyle, The Mammy features pitch-perfect dialogue, lightning wit, and a host of colorful characters. Earthy and exuberant, the novel brilliantly captures the brash energy and cheerful irreverence of working-class Irish life.

Synopsis:

Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s. "The Mammy" is also a film directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in Fall 1999. This title is part of an unnamed trilogy that includes "The Chisellers" and "The Granny".

Synopsis:

A popular Irish comedian chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s. The film version, directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in fall 1999.

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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Jan E, October 15, 2011 (view all comments by Jan E)
Fast read. I started on a flight and laughed out loud and cried all the way home. B. O'C is a new author for me, and I am searching for the second in this trilogy of Irish life. (I have the third volume, but must read in sequence!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452281035
Introduction:
O'Carroll, Brendan
Author:
O'Carroll, Brendan
Introduction by:
O'Carroll, Brendan
Introduction:
O'Carroll, Brendan
Author:
O'Carroll, Brendan
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Mother and child
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Fatherless families
Subject:
Widows -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fatherless families -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-361
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.04x5.40x.48 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 176 pages Plume Books - English 9780452281035 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s. "The Mammy" is also a film directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in Fall 1999. This title is part of an unnamed trilogy that includes "The Chisellers" and "The Granny".
"Synopsis" by , A popular Irish comedian chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s. The film version, directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in fall 1999.
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