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The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1)
The Mammy - Agnes Browne, Bk 1
Author: Brendan O'Carroll
This #1 Irish bestseller is a hilarious portrait of working-class Dublin life. — "Mammy" is what Irish children call their mothers and The Mammy is Agnes Browne -- a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452281035
ISBN-10: 0452281032
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A delightful, humorous story about a mother of seven coping with widowhood.
reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 424 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A struggling mother recently made a widow goes about everyday life trying to raise her 7 children. While she encounters so much tragedy, she is tough, funny, and endearing. Don't be surprised if you laugh, despite the sadness.
reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I loved this book! It's the story of a poor neighborhood in Ireland and the strong women who make life work for their children and their neighbors. I'm going to put all Brendan O'Carroll's other books on my wish list! And I'm not reposting this book because I'm framing the cover - the picture - the looks on the faces of the Mammy and the little boy are perfect!

Claudielou
reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 174 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
What can I say except marvelous. Very fast read because I couldn't put it down.
reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 369 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Seven kids, one dead husband, and not a chance that This Dublin woman will be defeated. An extremely satisfying read.
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reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 50 more book reviews
If you like Irish literature then I am sure you will like this book. For my taste it was a bit flat. The characters were not as developed as I thought they would be and often times I thought they were one dimensional. Reading it I had the impression that you were merely scratching the surface of everyday life. I guess I am just use to reading books that go into so much more detail about the characters thoughts and feelings that by the time I was done reading the book I felt disappointed and let down. The sentence structure and wording was well done but the overall approach to the story line was dull.
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What an absolutely delightful book. It was very funny and moving and I can't wait to read the other books abouts Mammie. My only compaint is that I wanted it to be twice a long.
reviewed The Mammy (Agnes Browne, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Great read, short, sassy and pretty funny. Some tragedy mixed in, but just enough to make it interesting. Brush up on your Irish slang, as some of the terms are a bit confusing. My book club read and really enjoyed it.


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