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  • 5 stars across 18 books

    Bestselling author Roddy Doyle is acclaimed across the world. He was born in Dublin in 1958 and still lives there today. Much of his work, including Brilliant , is set in the city and is about the unexpected, and often challenging, lives of ordinary Irish people - but it appeals to readers all over the world.

    Roddy Doyle has won many prizes for his writing. These include the Booker Prize (for which he has also been shortlisted), and a BAFTA for Best Screenplay. He has also won the Irish Children's Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal. His novel The Commitments was turned into a blockbuster film directed by Alan Parker and opened as a musical in Dublin and in London in 2013, directed by Jamie Lloyd. His latest adult novel, The Guts , a sequel to his renowned Barrytown trilogy, was published to critical acclaim in summer 2013.

    Brilliant is his seventh children's book.

    28th January 2015

    Brilliant

    Gloria and Rayzer must save their Uncle Ben. The black dog has got him. At least, that's what they heard their gran... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Rover Saves Christmas

    Gloriously silly comedy from Booker prize winner and bestseller Roddy Doyle. It's Christmas eve and Rudolph... More

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    3rd October 2013

    The Giggler Treatment

    Gloriously silly comedy from Booker prize winner and bestseller Roddy Doyle. If adults are mean to children... More

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    3rd October 2013

    The Meanwhile Adventures

    Mr Mack's inventing career has got off to a bad start - he's been arrested! It's up to Jimmy, Robbie, Kayla... More

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    7th June 2012

    Greyhound of a Girl

    12 year old Mary's beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny's long-dead ... More

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    1st September 2011

    Wilderness

    A novel of mothers lost and found, "Wilderness" is part roaring adventure, part family drama - with a charm that's... More

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    3rd September 2007

    Rover Saves Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve, and Rudolph's got the flu! Jimmie and Robbie Mack are so desperate for Christmas to come that they'v... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Roddy Doyle Bind-up: The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, The Meanwhile Adventures

    This special edition includes The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas and The Meanwhile Adventures. Join Rove... More

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    24th August 1999

    Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed s... More

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    6th October 2016

    Rover and the Big Fat Baby

    The BFB (Big Fat Baby) is missing! Can Rover the wonder dog and his little nephew Messi (who is actually very tidy)... More

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