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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is the author of eleven novels, two collections of stories, two books of dialogues and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He has written seven books for children and has contributed to a variety of publications including The New YorkerMcSweeney’sMetro Eireann and several anthologies. He won the Booker Prize in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Roddy Doyle
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$4.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-133013-6 (0-14-133013-9)

As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Haversham, whose beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to... Read more






A Tale of Two Cities
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Roddy Doyle
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2009
$5.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132554-5 (0-14-132554-2)

Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in appearance, different in character and in love with the same woman. In the midst of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to escape the cruelty of the French nobility, must return to Paris to rescue his servant from death. But... Read more






The Barrytown Trilogy
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 1995
$21.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025262-0 (0-14-025262-2)

A one-volume edition of the celebrated trio of novels about the Rabbitte family, from the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Guts (Viking, January 2014) – which features the return of Jimmy Rabbitte, founder of the Commitments.
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Brownbread and War
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 1994
$14.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023115-1 (0-14-023115-3)

From novelist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle come these two colorful plays. both set in the North Dublin suburb of Barrytown. In Brownbread, three young men kidnap a bishop but soon come to realize--when the U.S. Marines invade--that their brilliant adventure is nothing more than a colossal mistake. War is set at... Read more






Bullfighting
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312106-0 (0-14-312106-5)

"[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." —The New York Times Book Review

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his remarkable ability to fully capture the voices and hearts of his...

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The Commitments
Written by Roddy Doyle
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1989
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72174-1 (0-679-72174-6)

In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes... Read more






The Dead Republic
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311903-6 (0-14-311903-6)

The triumphant conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Star Called Henry.

Henry Smart is back. It is 1946, and Henry has crawled into the desert of Utah's Monument Valley to die. He's stumbled onto a film set though, and ends up in Hollywood collaborating with John Ford... Read more






The Deportees
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 2008
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311488-8 (0-14-311488-3)

Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and someone new to... Read more






The Guts
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | January 2015
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312609-6 (0-14-312609-1)

Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize–winning author

Full of the great joy in storytelling that characterizes Roddy Doyle’s novels, The Guts catches up with Jimmy Rabbitte—the man who in the 1980s formed the Commitments, a band composed of working-class Irish youths whose mission... Read more






Oh, Play That Thing
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$14.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303605-0 (0-14-303605-X)

Praised as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post, A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for more. Now, in his first novel set in America, Doyle delivers. Oh, Play That Thing opens with Henry on the run from his Irish Republican paymasters... Read more






Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | January 1995
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023390-2 (0-14-023390-3)

In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "BarrytownTrilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke.Witty and poignant--and adored by critics and readers alike--Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts thetrumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of Paddy... Read more






Paula Spencer
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$14.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311273-0 (0-14-311273-2)

"Pure, undiluted pleasure" (The Washington Post) from Booker Prize- winning author Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and it's been four months and... Read more






The Snapper
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 1992
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-017167-9 (0-14-017167-3)

Twenty-year-old Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her mother says very little. Her friends and neighbors all want to know whose "snapper" Sharon is carrying.

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A Star Called Henry
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303461-2 (0-14-303461-8)

Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. From his own birth and childhood on the streets of Dublin to his role as soldier (and lover) in the Irish Rebellion, Henry recounts... Read more






The Woman Who Walked into Doors
Written by Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025512-6 (0-14-025512-5)

Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling... Read more





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