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An excellent read iii
on 23 January 2015
A fabulous set of books detailing Mrs B's struggle to bring up her kids in difficult times, following the demise of her less than ideal husband.
The Mammy is the early years following Redser's passing.
The Chisellers is more about the kids growing up & developing their own personalities & aspirations for adulthood.
The Granny is the kids growing into adults, & their trials & tribulations while trying to make their own way. Also Agnes finally finding some happiness of her own.
Being a book, & not constrained by the half hour script format of his usual writing, Brendan has room to spread out & tell a story. & he's a master at this, not just the quick one-liners & farce of the TV series. This also means that the jokes & humorous situations aren't as quick-fire, but sometimes that gives them more impact as they come at you more unexpectedly.
The third book is billed as a book of hope, so I really wasn't ready for the ending, & didn't see it coming at all.
This set will have you laughing so hard your dentures will fall out & crying real tears in equal measures.
Though you can read them separately, I'd highly recommend you buy all 3. You won't want to put them down 'til you're done.