The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show. 'The musical we've been waiting for... So good I almost wept' Sunday Times 'Hugely enjoyable... Wonderfully funny' Daily Telegraph
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, Two Pints, a collection of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 forPaddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. The Commitments was adapted into a hit film in the 1990s and is now a West End musical.
"A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty,
funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun" * Time Out *
"An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny" * Literary Review *
"An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more" * Sunday Times *
"One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle... Beloved classics... The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul." * Image *