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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle

  • 5 stars across 17 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.

1st September 2011

Wilderness

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

(4 reviews) Review
3rd October 2013

The Giggler Treatment

  "Riotously funny" - The Times "Brilliant" Irish Independent Gloriously silly comedy for chil... MoreThe Giggler Treatment

(3 reviews) Review
29th January 2015

Brilliant

Roddy Doyle's 'brilliant' Brilliant is a wonderful, heartwarming middle grade tale of friendship and family.Gloria and R... MoreBrilliant

(2 reviews) Review
3rd October 2013

Rover Saves Christmas

  Gloriously silly dog comedy from Booker prize winner and bestseller Roddy Doyle. It's Christmas ev... MoreRover Saves Christmas

(1 review) Review
3rd October 2013

The Meanwhile Adventures

  "Riotously funny" - The Times "Brilliant" Irish Independent Gloriously silly comedy for chil... MoreThe Meanwhile Adventures

(1 review) Review
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 ... MoreGreyhound of a Girl

(1 review) Review
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)... MoreRover and the Big Fat Baby

(1 review) Review
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... MoreRover Saves Christmas

(1 review) Review
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 summaries Comm... MorePaddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

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