M for Mammy (Hardback)
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M for Mammy (Hardback)

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£16.99
Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 21/03/2019
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

'Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious: a glorious debut' Ruth Hogan
'Strong and taut' Anne Griffin 'Fresh, thoughtful and original - a charming debut' Irish Times
'I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer' Sheila O'Flanagan

Meet the Augustts: Ma and Da, Jenny and Jacob, and their no-nonsense Granny Mae-Anne.

Complicated as only families can be, they are bound together by their love for one another, and for a piping hot bag of chips. When misfortune strikes and Granny moves in, they learn to understand each other anew through new stories and old memories. Sometimes, in a family as complicated as the Augustts, it's not always what is spoken that makes the most sense.

M for Mammy is an uplifting story about the unique comfort of home, the language we can find when the words aren't there, and the power of a family to heal itself.

'A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family' Prima
'Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing' Felicity Hayes-McCoy
'Channelling the warm heart and good cheer of Marian Keyes . . . very amusing' Irish Independent
'Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice' Irish Examiner
'A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut' Ireland of the Welcomes

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781473672352
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Strong and taut - Anne Griffin, author of WHEN ALL IS SAID, Literary Hub

M is for Mammy. It's also for Magnificent! What a wonderful story - in turns heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious (which is not an easy combination to pull off). Also, Granny Mae-Anne is a FABULOUS creation . . . Eleanor, it's a glorious debut. - Ruth Hogan

I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer - Sheila O'Flanagan

Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing - Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the Finfarran series

Fresh, thoughtful and original - a charming debut. - Irish Times

Rambunctious - 2019 highlights, Irish Times

Channelling the warm heart and good cheer of Marian Keyes, this debut novel from O'Reilly . . . tells the very amusing story of the Augustt family. We meet the son who doesn't speak, the mother who's had a stroke, the granny who talks enough for the lot of them - and the daughter who's decided to write it all down. - Irish Independent

Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice. - Irish Examiner

A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family - Prima

Joining the ranks of brilliant female contemporary fiction authors like Cecelia Ahern, Marian Keyes and Emma Hannigan hailing from the Emerald Isle, Eleanor O'Reilly's debut offers a great new Irish voice. - New Books

O'Reilly writes with a deep sense of compassion and understanding - Sunday Business Post

Charming . . . utterly heartwarming. - Image

A cracking good read . . . more characters like the formidable, feisty Granny, please! LOVED HER. - The Book Scoop

A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut. - Ireland of the Welcomes

Offers a powerful message about the bond of family and of the drama of holding everything together when it seems as if the world is falling apart - Jaffa Reads Too

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“Interesting style of writing”

I really wanted to like this book. The Augustt family sounded an interesting bunch. Dad is out of work, Jenny is old beyond her years, probably from being brought up with Jacob, her autistic young brother. Mum finds... More

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“Funny, poignant and brilliant”

M for mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly
“M for mammy” is a challenging but brilliant portrayal of autism and its impact on family life. For me a key ingredient of a good novel is character development and this is one of... More

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“A Sad and Heart-Breaking Tale!”

I think this is one where I may well be out of step with popular opinion; I found it to be a sad read, and at times struggled to get through to the end.

All about the lives of the Augustts; Da, Mammy, Jenny and... More

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