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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

Meet the Augustts: a loving, Irish family who, like all families, are a bit complicated.

They are bound together by their love for each other, but each expresses themselves in a very different way. When misfortune strikes the family, they must learn to understand each other anew. Sometimes, in a family as complicated as the Augustts, it’s not always what is spoken that makes the most sense.

Everything is shaken up when Granny Mae-Anne moves in and takes charge. A force of nature, full of stern words and no-nonsense common sense, it is she who must try and hold the family together.

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
‘Fresh, thoughtful and original – a charming debut’ Irish Times
‘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: 21st March 2019

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781473672383


Charming . . . utterly heartwarming.
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
2019 highlights, Irish Times
Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice.
Irish Examiner
Strong and taut
Anne Griffin, author of WHEN ALL IS SAID, Literary Hub
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
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
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
A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut.
Ireland of the Welcomes
Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing
Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the Finfarran series
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
Fresh, thoughtful and original - a charming debut.
Irish Times