Colm O'Regan

Ann Devine: Handle With Care
  • Ann Devine: Handle With Care

  • 'Reliably hilarious and charming' Sunday Independent

    Just once, Ann Devine would like life to be straightforward. But there's just too much drama knocking about for that to happen.

    Ann's family is proving a handful at the moment. Her mother moves in after having a fall, her sister Ger is off 'finding herself' in India leaving Ann to look after her teenage, wide a-woke, niece Freya. Her daughter Jennifer is dealing with a love triangle that involves her mother-in-law-to-be. It's all far from simple.

    Now Rory, her youngest, has set his sights on a future as a local TD and it's all Ann can do not to box him up and post him off to the backend of wherever is furthest away from his local 'mentor', politician, and all-round chancer Patsy Duggan. Just to save him from himself. Of course, that's not even an option because now the post office is closing down. The locals are up in arms, but what do the powers-that-be care about rural Ireland? Without really meaning to be, Ann finds herself in the thick of things - and things are getting dodgier by the minute.
    She only wanted to save the village, but sometimes even saviours need saving from themselves.

    'A very funny second adventure' Irish Times

    'Ann Devine is one of our most endearing literary figures' Irish Independent

    'Just as hilarious and heart-warming as his first' Irish Examiner

    'Provides a much need lift to the spirits' Sunday Times

    'Hugely entertaining' Pat Kenny, Newstalk

    'May be what every Irish person looking for home comforts needs in their life during a pandemic' Hot Press

Colm O’Regan is a columnist, broadcaster, comedian and author. He has published four books of non-fiction – the three bestselling books of Irish Mammies and Bolloxology – and published his first novel, Ann Devine: Ready for Her Close-Up in 2019. Ann Devine: Handle with Care is his second novel. Originally from Cork, he now lives in Dublin with his wife Marie and daughters Ruby and Lily.

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