A Paula Spencer Novel

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

The Woman Who Walked into Doors Summary

Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily. This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage.
©1996 Roddy Doyle (P)2007 Isis Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Woman Who Walked into Doors

    • By: Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such insight!

    • By Steven on 26-11-09

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 2

    • Paula Spencer

    • By: Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated by: Ger Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula's 48th birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doyle at his best

    • By Kirsten on 03-01-07

    Regular price: £20.00