Doyle, Roddy 1958-
Most widely held works about Roddy Doyle
Most widely held works by Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
117 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,681 libraries worldwide
Life as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old Irish boy, Patrick Clarke, is a poignant voyage through a bewildering, ever-changing world of family, friends, dreams, and growing up.
The woman who walked into doors by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
88 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,365 libraries worldwide
An Irish woman's account of marriage to a drinker and a sadist. The novel follows Paula Spencer, housewife and mother, as she struggles to reclaim her dignity. By the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
A star called Henry by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
76 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,334 libraries worldwide
An IRA terrorist who fought for Irish independence in 1910s Dublin tells his story. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his mother turns senile. He joins the movement and rises in its ranks to participate in the 1916 Easter Rising, including the famous attack on the post office.
Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
42 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,645 libraries worldwide
Dublin widow Paula begins her fifth month of sobriety as she raises her two children who are still at home, struggles to make ends meet, attends parent-teacher conferences, and develops a taste for rock music.
The Giggler treatment by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
A talking dog, the Mack children, and the small elf-like Gigglers themselves must try to stop the prank that the Gigglers have mistakenly set in motion to punish Mr. Mack for being mean to his children.
Oh, play that thing by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
Ex-IRA assassin Henry journeys between Chicago and New York in his pursuit of his elusive wife and his love for jazz, all the while endeavoring to outmaneuver the death warrant that has followed him across the Atlantic.
The deportees and other stories by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,381 libraries worldwide
"Almost all of the funny and poignant tales of Roddy Doyle's first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: Someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there. In "Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner," a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black man. "New Boy" describes the first day of school for a nine-year-old boy from Africa while in "The Pram," a ghost story, a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a new phrase she has learned - to "scare them shitless." In "57% Irish," a man decides to devise a test of Irishness by measuring reactions to three things: "Riverdance," the song "Danny Boy" and Robbie Keane's goal against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. And in the title story, a sequel, of sorts, to Doyle's very first novel, The Commitments, Jimmy Babbitte decides that it is time to form a new band - a multi-cultural outfit that specializes not in soul music but in the folk songs of Woody Guthrie."--Jacket.
The dead republic by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
After being saved from death by none other than Henry Fonda and engaging in a brief but ill-fated collaboration with legendary director John Ford, Irish rebel Henry Smart ends up settling into a quiet life in a village north of Dublin, where he finds work as a caretaker for a boys' school and takes up with a widow O'Kelly (who may be his long-disappeared wife). But a political bombing in Dublin in 1974 puts him in the spotlight, and suddenly the secret of his rebel past is out.
The van by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
52 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
"Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. is unemployed, spending his days alone and miserable. When his best friend, Bimbo, also gets laid off, they keep busy by being miserable together. Things seem to look up when they buy a decrepit fish-and-chip van and go into business, selling cheap grub to the drunk and the hungry, and keeping one step ahead of the environmental health officers."
The commitments by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
58 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
A group of working-class Irish youths with a passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding form a rock 'n' roll band and attempt to bring soul to Dublin.
The snapper by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
48 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 989 libraries worldwide
The Commitments was praised as one of the freshest and funniest first novels in years. In The Snapper, Doyle has produced another brilliant comedy of everyday life in Dublin. A young single girl who shares a room with her sisters endures pregnancy while her family and the whole town wonder who the father is.
Rover saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 905 libraries worldwide
When Rudolph comes down with the flu, it's up to Rover the dog and the Mack children to help Santa complete his Christmas deliveries.
Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 851 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in modern Ireland explores a theme of loss, from a man who remembers his early family life while taking daily prescribed walks to a father who considers the impact of his children's pets.
Wilderness by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 846 libraries worldwide
As Irish teenager Gráinne anxiously prepares for a reunion with her mother, who abandoned the family years before, Gráinne's half-brothers and their mother take a dogsledding vacation in Finland.
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
70 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
A portrait of modern Ireland and the development of a modern Irish writer focuses on the lives of the author's parents in the aftermath of the Irish rebellion, their witness to the country's economic rise, and their hardships.
The Commitments ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Fueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North Side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild rollercoaster ride from the streets to superstardom! Includes 4 hours of extras.
Yeats is dead! : a mystery by fifteen Irish writers ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
"The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce."--Jacket.
The meanwhile adventures by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 734 libraries worldwide
When Mister Mack gets arrested for supposedly robbing the bank, it is up to Rover the dog and the Mack children to rescue him and find their Guinness-record-breaking mother who is running around the world.
Her mother's face by Roddy Doyle ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Siobhán and her father continue to feel sad in the years following the death of Siobhán's mother, until Siobhán follows the advice of a mysterious woman.
Snapper ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a close-knit, boisterous Irish family, and the commotion that follows the oldest daughter's announcement that she is pregnant. The whole town is thrown into a tizzy when she refuses to reveal the father's name.
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