The Chisellers - Agnes Browne, Bk 2 Author:Brendan O'Carroll The unsinkable Agnes Browne returns with more delightful tales from working-class Dublin in the follow-up to The Mammy -- an international bestseller — The Mrs. Browne trilogy became an instant bestselling success in author Brendan O'Carroll's native Ireland. Similarly, when Plume introduced The Mammy (the first book in... more » the series, May 1999) in the United States, it was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. Fans of Agnes Browne craving further hilarious and heartwarming adventures will be delighted with The Chisellers. Agnes, the lovable and determined heroine, returns with her seven children -- whom she affectionately calls "the chisellers" -- all struggling to make their way in the world with varying degrees of success. To make matters more difficult, as Agnes struggles along the bumpy road of parenting, she learns that the family is about to be forced out of their tenement home in the name of urban renewal. Pierre, Agnes' persistent suitor, is thankfully on hand to console her. Like all good Irish stories, The Chisellers includes a wedding and a funeral, much laughter and some tears -- and it is sure to please newcomers as well as loyal fans of this terrific series.« less
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Valli reviewed The Chisellers (Agnes Browne, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 5
This is a wonderful series. It is a hilarious and, at times, sad account of a family growing up in inner-city Dublin. The characters are wonderfully unique and just plain fun to read about.
I plan on searching for more books by this author.
There are three books in this series:
1. The Mammy
2. The Chisellers
3. The Granny
The second book in a trilogy, although it can stand alone. The setting is a working class neighborhood in Dublin. This is an entertaining story which follows the often hard life of a widow with seven children. Irish humor is abundant.
A sometimes funny, sometimes sad, pseud-history of an Irish family.
Many stereotypes, but much wisdom and laughter.
Am looking forward to the sequels. The author has the ability to introduce the characters in such a way thet ayou want to know more about each one.
I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Uneven and amateurish, this story of an Irish family in 1970s Dublin has one or two memorable scenes, but is mostly peopled by dimensionless characters moving through clichéd situations. The truly jaw-dropping thing about this book is that it's listed as the second in a trilogy.
This book is part of the wonderfully funny Agnes Browne series. This series is about a mom and her children in 1960's working class Ireland. Every book in the series is great. I recommend all 4 of them!