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M for Mammy

M for Mammy


Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious: a glorious debut’ Ruth Hogan
‘Strong and taut’ Anne Griffin

‘Fresh, thoughtful and original’ Irish Times
‘I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer’ Sheila O’Flanagan

Meet the Augustts: Ma and Da, Jenny and Jacob, and their no-nonsense Granny Mae-Anne.

Complicated as only families can be, they are bound together by their love for one another, and for a piping hot bag of chips. When misfortune strikes and Granny moves in, they learn to understand each other anew through new stories and old memories. Sometimes, in a family as complicated as the Augustts, it’s not always what is spoken that makes the most sense.

M for Mammy is an uplifting story about the unique comfort of home, the language we can find when the words aren’t there, and the power of a family to heal itself.

‘A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family’ Prima
‘Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing’ Felicity Hayes-McCoy
‘Channelling the warm heart and good cheer of Marian Keyes . . . very amusing’ Irish Independent
‘Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice’ Irish Examiner

‘A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut’ Ireland of the Welcomes
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd October 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473672376


I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer
Sheila O'Flanagan
Joining the ranks of brilliant female contemporary fiction authors like Cecelia Ahern, Marian Keyes and Emma Hannigan hailing from the Emerald Isle, Eleanor O'Reilly's debut offers a great new Irish voice.
New Books
Fresh, thoughtful and original - a charming debut.
Irish Times
M is for Mammy. It's also for Magnificent! What a wonderful story - in turns heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious (which is not an easy combination to pull off). Also, Granny Mae-Anne is a FABULOUS creation . . . Eleanor, it's a glorious debut.
Ruth Hogan
A cracking good read . . . more characters like the formidable, feisty Granny, please! LOVED HER.
The Book Scoop
A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family
Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice.
Irish Examiner
Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing
Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the Finfarran series
O'Reilly writes with a deep sense of compassion and understanding
Sunday Business Post
Channelling the warm heart and good cheer of Marian Keyes, this debut novel from O'Reilly . . . tells the very amusing story of the Augustt family. We meet the son who doesn't speak, the mother who's had a stroke, the granny who talks enough for the lot of them - and the daughter who's decided to write it all down.
Irish Independent
Offers a powerful message about the bond of family and of the drama of holding everything together when it seems as if the world is falling apart
Jaffa Reads Too
Charming . . . utterly heartwarming.
A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut.
Ireland of the Welcomes
Strong and taut
Anne Griffin, author of WHEN ALL IS SAID, Literary Hub
2019 highlights, Irish Times