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