Agnes Browne

O'Carroll, Brendan

Book - 1994
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Agnes Browne
Agnes Browne faces the hardships and rewards of raising seven children on her own in a 1960s working-class Dublin neighborhood.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, c1994 (1999 printing)
ISBN: 0452281695
Branch Call Number: FICTION OCARROLL
Characteristics: 174 p. ;,21 cm
Alternate Title: Mammy


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The misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s.

Forced to be mother, father, and referee to her battling clan of seven children, Agnes Browne is The Mammy. Featuring pitch-perfect dialogue, lightning wit, and a host of colorful characters, the novel brilliantly captures the brash energy and cheerful irreverence of working-class Irish life.

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Aug 20, 2011
  • Jbooks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great bits of humor; good read.

Dec 05, 2009
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book made me laugh-out-loud several times. Set in a poor neighbourhood of Dublin in the 60s, The Mammy is a widow with 7 children who has never had an organism. A very quick read, I enjoyed the story and the play on language. The screen version is called Agnes Browne and stars Anjelica Houston.


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