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Agnes Browne

O'Carroll, Brendan (Book - 1994)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Agnes Browne
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Agnes Browne faces the hardships and rewards of raising seven children on her own in a 1960s working-class Dublin neighborhood.
Authors: O'Carroll, Brendan, 1955-
Uniform Title: Mammy
Title: Agnes Browne
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, c1994 (1999 printing)
Characteristics: 174 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brendan O'Carroll
Notes: Previous Plume printing, May, 1999, called "First American Printing."
"First Plume Printing, November, 1999"--T.p. verso
"Previously published as The Mammy in the United States by Plume and in Ireland by the O'Brien Press"--T.p. verso
Alternate Title: Mammy
ISBN: 0452281695
Branch Call Number: FICTION OCARROLL
Subject Headings: Widows Ireland Fiction Working class Ireland Fiction Mother and child Ireland Fiction Fatherless families Fiction Browne, Agnes (Fictitious character) Fiction
Topical Term: Widows
Working class
Mother and child
Fatherless families
Browne, Agnes (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 98050381
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The misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s.


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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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