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Doyle, Roddy 1958-

Works: 357 works in 2,138 publications in 20 languages and 42,464 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama  Comedy films  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6054.O95, 823.914
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Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha by Roddy Doyle( Book )

162 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,608 WorldCat member 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
A star called Henry by Roddy Doyle( Book )

110 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,789 WorldCat member 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
The woman who walked into doors by Roddy Doyle( Book )

104 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,773 WorldCat member 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
Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle( Book )

53 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member 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 guts by Roddy Doyle( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle's fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved debut novel The Commitments. In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle-his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood. An immensely funny and poignant novel, The Guts captures friendship, family, the power of music, the specter of death, and the zeal for life"--
The Giggler treatment by Roddy Doyle( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member 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
The deportees and other stories by Roddy Doyle( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,630 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member 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 commitments by Roddy Doyle( Book )

92 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member 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
A greyhound of a girl by Roddy Doyle( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary knows her granny's life is nearly over as Emer lies dying in hospital. Then the ghost of Emer's mother, Tansey appears, and takes Mary, her mother Scarlett and Emer on a final, glorious road trip to the farm where Emer was raised. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The snapper by Roddy Doyle( Book )

75 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member 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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member 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
The Commitments by Alan Parker( Visual )

78 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business
Wilderness by Roddy Doyle( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member 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
The Barrytown trilogy by Roddy Doyle( Book )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doyle's comic novels, The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, depict the daily life and times of the Rabbitte family in working-class Dublin
The meanwhile adventures by Roddy Doyle( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member 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. Suggested level: junior, primary
Snapper by Stephen Frears( Visual )

67 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member 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
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van de ouders van de Ierse schrijver (1958- )
Rory & Ira by Roddy Doyle( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tender and compelling memoir from Ireland's most famous living writer RORY & ITA tells -largely in their own words - the story of his parents'lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods - the people, the politics, idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for Ita, Rory's apprenticeship as a printer. Through their eyes we see the intensely Catholic society of their youth being transformed into the vibrant, modern Ireland of today. Rory and Ita Doyle are marvellous talkers, with excellent memories - combined with Roddy Doyle's legendary skill in illuminating ordinary experience, it makes for a book of tremendous warmth and humanity
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A star called Henry
Alternative Names
Doils, Rodijs 1958-

Roddy Doyle autor Irlandés

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Roddy Doyle pisarz irlandzki

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Roddy Doyle scrittore e sceneggiatore irlandese

Дойл, Родди

Родді Дойл

דאיל, רודי

דויל, רודי

דויל, רודי 1958-

رادی دویل فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده ایرلندی

도일, 로디 1958-

ドイル, ロディー



A star called HenryThe woman who walked into doorsPaula SpencerThe Giggler treatmentThe deportees and other storiesThe dead republicThe commitmentsThe snapper