Synopses & Reviews
Through their eyes we see the intensely Catholic society of their youth being transformed into the vibrant, modern Ireland of today. Both Rory and Ita Doyle are marvellous talkers, with excellent memories, so combined with Roddy Doyle's legendary skill in illuminating ordinary experience, it makes for a book of tremendous warmth and humanity.
The story of Roddy Doyle's parents, how they met at a dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They recall details of their Dublin childhoods - the people, the politics, the Wexford countryside; and through their eyes, the intensely Catholic society of their youth transforms to today's vibrant Ireland.