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