By the time they put down a deposit of 200 pounds for a house in Kilbarrack, Rory was working as a compositor at the Irish Independent. By the time the first of their four children was born, he'd become a teacher at the School of Printing in Dublin. Kilbarrack began to change ("it wasn't a rural place any more") and Ireland too.
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.
©2002 Roddy Doyle; (P)2002 Random House Audiobooks
I so loved this book. If you like Roddy Doyle you will too. It was so good getting to know and love Rory and Ita. Bless you.
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