M for Mammy (Paperback)Eleanor O'Reilly (author)
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'Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious: a glorious debut' Ruth Hogan
'Strong and taut' Anne Griffin
'Fresh, thoughtful and original' 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
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
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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