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Doyle, Roddy 1958-

Works: 423 works in 2,372 publications in 20 languages and 43,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6054.O95, 823.914
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Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha by Roddy Doyle( Book )
171 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,502 libraries worldwide
"In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the 'Barrytown Trilogy, ' takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke. Witty and poignant--and adored by critics and readers alike--Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of Paddy as he tries to make sense of his changing world"--Publisher's description
A star called Henry by Roddy Doyle( Book )
107 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,671 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 )
95 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,634 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 )
57 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,870 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 )
40 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 1,723 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 )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 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 van by Roddy Doyle( Book )
82 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
"Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. is unemployed, spending his days alone and miserable. When his best friend, Bimbo, also gets laid off, they keep busy by being miserable together. Things seem to look up when they buy a decrepit fish-and-chip van and go into business, selling cheap grub to the drunk and the hungry, and keeping one step ahead of the environmental health officers."
Oh, play that thing by Roddy Doyle( Book )
54 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Ex-IRA assassin Henry journeys between Chicago and New York in his pursuit of his elusive wife and his love for jazz, all the while endeavoring to outmaneuver the death warrant that has followed him across the Atlantic
The commitments by Roddy Doyle( Book )
96 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,366 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 )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
"Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky twelve-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying. But Gran can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure"--
The snapper by Roddy Doyle( Book )
77 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,190 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
Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle( Book )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in modern Ireland explores a theme of loss, from a man who remembers his early family life while taking daily prescribed walks to a father who considers the impact of his children's pets
Smile : a novel by Roddy Doyle( Book )
22 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
"A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--
The Commitments by Alan Parker( visu )
82 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Fueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North Side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild roller coaster ride from the streets to super stardom!
Rover saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 965 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 Barrytown trilogy by Roddy Doyle( Book )
67 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 894 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
Wilderness by Roddy Doyle( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 834 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 meanwhile adventures by Roddy Doyle( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 762 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
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Het levensverhaal van de ouders van de Ierse schrijver (1958- )
Rory & Ira by Roddy Doyle( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Rory & Ita tells, largely in their own words, the story of Doyle's 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 and Rory's appenticeship as a printer. Through their eyes we see the intensely Catholic society of their youth being transformed into the vibrant, modern Ireland of today. 2002
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Alternative Names
Doils, Rodijs 1958-
Roddy Doyle autor Irlandés
Roddy Doyle irischer Schriftsteller
Roddy Doyle Irish author
Roddy Doyle irländsk författare och manusförfattare
Roddy Doyle irsk skribent og manusforfattar
Roddy Doyle irsk skribent og manusforfatter
Roddy Doyle irsk skribent og manuskriptforfatter
Roddy Doyle pisarz irlandzki
Roddy Doyle scenarioschrijver uit Ierland
Roddy Doyle scrittore e sceneggiatore irlandese
Дойл, Родди
Родді Дойл
דאיל, רודי
דויל, רודי
דויל, רודי 1958-
דויל, רודי, סופר אירי
رادی دویل فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده ایرلندی
رودي دويل مؤلف أيرلندي
도일, 로디 1958-
ドイル, ロディー
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