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Set in Derry, Northern Ireland, in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it's like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict.

It's a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it's also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, Salt-N-Pepa, Doc Martens and The X Files. And while The Troubles may hang over her hometown, Erin has troubles of her own, like the fact that the boy she's in love with (actually in love with) doesn't know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin Orla in everything she does. Or that head teacher Sister Michael refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has almost had sex, whereas Erin's never even kissed anyone yet. These are Erin's Troubles.

Described by the Guardian as 'daft, profane and absolutely brilliant', by the New Statesman as 'pitch-perfect' and by i-D as 'the greatest show on British (and Irish) TV', Derry Girls has dazzled audiences for two series, with Channel 4's biggest UK comedy launch since 2004 and the biggest television series in Northern Ireland since modern records began.

Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In the manner of the very best TV comedy books, Erin's Diary is a hilarious 'in world' publication that extends the laugh-out-loud humour of Derry Girls. With Erin's inner take on everything that has happened so far, this book will both dive deeper into the events we have seen unfold on the screen and unveil brand-new stories and never-before-revealed details about characters. Complete with newspaper clippings, doodles, poetry, school reports, handwritten notes from her friends and much much more, Erin's Diary is as warm, funny and brilliantly observed as the TV; a must-have for fans this Christmas.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Lisa McGee (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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The voice of her generation. Listened as a companion piece to the book. Great for anyone who wants to improve their Derry accent and immerse themselves in the nuanced intonation of a literary legend. Erin Quinn... There can only ever be one, though I do think that Erin Di Winter does have a certain ring to it.

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It was CRACKER!

It was so good! Loved every minute of this Derry Girls for EVER and EVVVVEEERRRR!

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Pointless

If you've seen the show then you don't need this because it adds nothing in any way. The worst aspect was that there was a jump of several months between the end of S1 and the beginning of S2. If there had been content here I would have given it a much better score. Even aside from that, there is no need insight into the characters. It feels extremely lazy. I'll be returning it for a refund.