All three of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown novels in one volume, featuring Jimmy Rabbitte and includes The Commitments, now a major West End show.
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven 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, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
"Mr Doyle has made his own the gritty world of modern Dublin" * New
York Times *
"An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more" * Sunday Times on THE COMMITMENTS *
"Brilliant...it pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes" -- Tom Paulin on THE COMMITMENTS
"While recognising that we have all sat po-faced through novels which other people have assured us were hilarious...all I can say is that The Snapper creased me up" -- Jonathan Coe on THE SNAPPER
"A novel which is often hilarious, always enthralling and - this really is the case - unputdownable" * Sunday Times on THE VAN *