Isn't It Well For Ye?: The Book of Irish Mammies Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012
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Everything you always wanted to know about the Irish Mammy . . . but were too timid to ask, weren't you pet?
From the Back Cover
A BOOK if you don’t mind! And him with a degree and a job and all.
Everyone should have an Irish Mammy. She’s never short of advice, a kind word and a cup of tea (making sure to scald the teapot first, of course).
Bring the coat anyway. If it’s too hot you can take it off.
Comedian Colm O’Regan explores the phenomenon of the Irish Mammy and what she might say about everything from the ‘new mass’ to the cardinal sin of not owning a cough bottle and the importance of airing clothes properly. The global influence of the Irish Mammy, through history, science, politics and literature, is undeniable. Did you know, for instance, that Hamlet had an Irish Mammy?
So if you’re an Irish Mammy, have one, know one or suspect you might be turning into one, this book will act as your guide. But be aware that though this book might think it knows it all, it doesn’t, only Mammy knows it all.
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Top Customer Reviews
Even though this book is dedicated to the "Irish Mammy" I think this book can be enjoyed universally as we all appreciate how funny our Mums are, even when they are not trying to be.
With a good old rubber water bottle on the cover and comedy in the first page, a cave painting of a hot press and the Ogham script translated as 'A grand bit of drying out', you can quickly see where this book is going. The Irish language is cited as 'ideal for no-nonsense dismissals of messers and wasters' and The Constitution of the House is very funny opening with 'Article I: While you're under this roof...'
There's the 'war on damp', the weather (of course) and the inevitable cough-bottle along with the top five reminiscable diseases, 'Will I ever forget that winter? All three of you had the croup.' The points chatter comes with a Mammy-designed leaving cert exam paper and don't forget the all important messages, 'They're gone very dear in there altogether.'
They're all in here, but I won't quote any more for fear of giving the fun away. It'll be a 'grand bit of fun for them'- now whether the mammy's will see the humour only you can judge that yourself but you will certainly be having a good ole giggle yourself!
Was actually shocked to find out that I am slowly but surely turning into an Irish Mammy.
The book is great fun, I loved it and Mum loved it. Anyone with an Irish Mammy, or who knows an Irish Mammy will enjoy this little gem. Such familiar sayings and little quirks that made me nod my head and giggle along.
A great book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just scanned it as it was a gift for my brother , it looked enjoyable light reading ,nostalgic for lots of families living aboard .Published 19 months ago by madeline
Bought this for my best friend's birthday, as she's Irish, and she couldn't put it down for laughing.Published 20 months ago by Shell37