The Young WAN Hardcover – 1 Feb 2003
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Praise forThe Mammy
"I think Brendan O'Carroll is Agnes Browne, and if he's not, he's done one hell of a job capturing the absolute essence of a widowed mother in working-class Dublin." Anjelica Huston
"How to lose weight: ReadThe Mammy. You will laugh your arse off and your tears will do away with your water-retention problem. It is an uproariously funny account of growing up in inner-city Dublin a laugh-out loud book with a Dickensian twist to it." Malachy McCourt, author ofA Monk Swimming
"Hilarious and irreverent. A must-read." Gabriel Byrne
Praise forThe Chisellers
A brilliant book. Sunday Independent(London)
By turns funny, wise and heartbreaking, this Irish Tales of the City is O'Carroll's second book in his Mrs. Browne trilogy; the first, The Mammy, received high praise after publication in the U.S. last year. Featuring eccentric characters who are charming, irreverent and believable, the story continues in 1973 with Agnes Browne at center stage This lively novel features a wedding, a funeral and an ending that will melt the hardest heart. Readers will eagerly await the third book in this series. Publishers Weekly
Praise forThe Granny
O'Carroll is a popular stand-up comic, and he writes with an easy sense of humor winning and likable. Kirkus Reviews
"These Dubliners are irresistibly charming... Tales of working-class Irish life now fill bookshelves, but there's space aplenty for O'Carroll's sturdy contribution. Publishers Weekly
Praise forThe Young Wan
"An almost surefire winner one of those books that demands to be read in one sitting." The Irish Voice" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
BRENDAN O'Carroll is not only a great actor and comedian when he plays Agnes Brown, but is also a fantastic author,
his books are wonderfully written,easy to read, and are both comical and also sad in places, but so much so,that it all makes the sense of the story.
With the whole of the trilogy, once you have read the first page of that particular one, you can't put it down until the last page,there are that good.
The full trilogy I would highly recommend.
They are worth every penny spent, and also makes you appreciate the TV series "Mrs Brown's Boys" even more.
In all honesty,read and enjoy, and both laugh and cry in places, because that's how they grab you.
BRENDAN you are brilliant.
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