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  • Ann Marie Hourihane is the most elegant and insightful chronicler of contemporary Ireland. In Sorry for Your Trouble she explores perhaps the most distinctive aspect of its culture with compassion, erudition, wit and a wonderful precision of feeling and expression. This is, paradoxically, an endlessly vivid reflection, not just on Irish life, but on life itself. Funny, brilliant and deeply moving, it is a lamp to hold up against the dying of the light

    Fintan O'Toole
  • A beautiful, insightful reflection on a very, very peculiar country's approach to the oddest experience of them all

    Ryan Tubridy
  • Hugely moving and illuminating. All of life, somehow, is here

    Tanya Sweeney, Irish Independent
  • Powerful

    Patrick Freyne, Irish Times
  • Moving, comforting and funny, everything a good Irish send-off should be

    Business Post

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