I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer
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.
Fresh, thoughtful and original - a charming debut.
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.
A cracking good read . . . more characters like the formidable, feisty Granny, please! LOVED HER.
A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family
Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice.
Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing
O'Reilly writes with a deep sense of compassion and understanding
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.
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
Charming . . . utterly heartwarming.
A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut.
Strong and taut