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  • Writing at the top of his form...Doyle proves a brilliant, offbeat Dublin diplomat. He imagines, with humour and humanity, the difficulties involved in being Irish and in being foreign and unassimilated in Ireland. He has the sharpest eye, the wildest sense of humour and the most benevolent heart

  • Constantly inventive, extremely funny and illustrate his ability to get under the skin of ordinary people

    Daily Mail
  • It's as if Roddy Doyle went out on the streets for you with his own microphone and camcorder... You're there, whether you want to be or not

    Maeve Binchy, The Times
  • The evident sincerity and unrepentant good cheer of these stories will carry the reader a long way with them

    Independent on Sunday
  • Much to admire and enjoy

    Sunday Times

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