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    Roddy Doyle Collection

    RODDY DOYLE was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van and Smile, two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

    THE WOMEN BEHIND THE DOOR - OUT SEPTEMBER 12th 2024

    Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle’s spectacular return to his iconic character, Paula Spencer, whom he originated in the ground-breaking The Woman Who Walked Into Doors and its follow-up, Paula Spencer.

    At sixty-six, Paula Spencer – mother, grandmother, widow, addict, survivor – is finally living her life. A job at the dry cleaners she enjoys, a man – Joe – with whom she shares what she wants, friends who see her for who she is, and four grown children, now with families and petty dramas the likes of which Paula could only have hoped for. Despite its ghosts, Paula has started to push her past aside.

    That is until Paula’s eldest, Nicola, turns up on her doorstep. Independent, affluent, a loving wife and mother, ‘a success’ – Nicola is suddenly determined to leave it all behind. Over the next few days, as Nicola gradually confides in Paula the secret that unleashed this moment of crisis, mother and daughter find themselves untangling anecdotes, jokes, memory and revelation to confront the bruised but beautiful symmetry of what each means to the other.

    The next sequence in the life of Roddy Doyle’s quietly remarkable, ever- memorable Paula Spencer, The Women Behind the Door is a delicately devastating portrait of shame and the inescapable shadow it casts over families.

    Roddy Doyle: Wilderness [2018] paperback

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    A novel of mothers lost and found, "Wilderness" is part roaring adventure, part family drama - with a charm that's all Roddy Doyle's. While Tom and Johnny are on a...

    Roddy Doyle: The Van [1992] paperback

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    Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two...

    Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Irish Classics) [2010] paperback

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    WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 1993Paddy Clarke is ten years old. Paddy Clarke lights fires. Paddy Clarke's name is written in wet cement all over Barrytown. Paddy Clarke's heroes are...

    Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry: 1 (Last Roundup) [2004] paperback

    €5.99

    Roddy Doyle's acclaimed novel about an intrepid Irishman's years of reckless heroism and adventure - "An extraordinarily entertaining epic." (The Washington Post)Look for Roddy Doyle's new novel, Smile, coming in...

    Roddy Doyle: Brilliant [2015] paperback

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    Gloria and Rayzer must save their Uncle Ben. The black dog has got him.At least, that's what they heard their granny say. And she says it's taken Dublin's funny bone...

    Roddy Doyle: Rover Adventure Bind-up: The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, The Meanwhile Adventures (NE) [2014] paperback

    €4.99€11.99

    This special edition includes The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas and The Meanwhile Adventures. Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one...

    Roddy Doyle: The Meanwhile Adventures [2013] paperback

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    Mr Mack's inventing career has got off to a bad start - he's been arrested! It's up to Jimmy, Robbie, Kayla and Rover the wonder-dog to: - Rescue Mr Mack...

    Roddy Doyle: Rory & Ita [2002] hardback

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    Ita Doyle: 'In all my life I have lived in two houses, had two jobs, and one husband. I'm a very interesting person.' Rory and Ita, Roddy Doyle's first non-fiction...

    Roddy Doyle: Wilderness [2007] paperback

    €6.99

    A novel of mothers lost and found, Wilderness is part roaring adventure, part family drama-with a charm that's all Roddy Doyle's. While Tom and Johnny are on a husky safari...

    Roddy Doyle: Smile [2017] paperback

    €4.99€6.99

    Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening...

    Roddy Doyle: The Women Behind the Door [2024] paperback

    €15.99

    Booker-Prize winner Roddy Doyle's spectacular return to his iconic character, Paula Spencer, whom he originated in the groundbreaking The Woman Who Walked into Doors and its follow-up, Paula Spencer'The undisputed...

    Roddy Doyle: The Women Behind the Door [2024] hardback

    €18.99

    Booker-Prize winner Roddy Doyle's spectacular return to his iconic character, Paula Spencer, whom he originated in the groundbreaking The Woman Who Walked into Doors and its follow-up, Paula Spencer'The undisputed...

    Roddy Doyle: The Deportees [2007] paperback

    €6.99

    For the past few years Roddy Doyle has been writing stories for Metro Eireann, a magazine started by, and aimed at, immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories took a...

    Roddy Doyle: The Dead Republic [2010] paperback

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    At the end of Oh, Play That Thing, the second volume of Roddy Doyle's trilogy about Henry Smart, Henry, his leg severed in an accident with a railway boxcar, crawls...

    Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry [1999] hardback

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    Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can...

    Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry [1999] hardback

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    Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can...

    Roddy Doyle: The Woman Who Walked into Doors [1997] paperback

    €5.99

    "This unflinching novel chronicles a woman's relationship with a violent man in a way that brings fresh insight to the subject . . . engaging and uplifting." -O, The Oprah...

    Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry [1999] hardback

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    Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can...

    Roddy Doyle: Oh, Play That Thing [2004] hardback

    €9.99€23.99

    On the last page of A Star Called Henry, the first volume of the The Last Roundup trilogy, we left Henry Smart on the run from his Republican paymasters, the...

    Roddy Doyle: Paula Spencer [2006] hardback

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    When we first met Paula Spencer - in "The Woman Who Walked into Doors" - she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. "Paula Spencer"...

    Roddy Doyle: Love [2020] paperback

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    'A profound examination of friendship, romantic confusion and mortality' John BoyneOne summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant.Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives...

    Roddy Doyle: The Woman Who Walked into Doors [1996] hardback

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    By the author of "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha", winner of the 1993 Booker Prize, this is the life history of Paula Spencer - her contented childhood, her romance with...

    Roddy Doyle: Wilderness [2011] paperback

    €4.99

    A novel of mothers lost and found, "Wilderness" is part roaring adventure, part family drama - with a charm that's all Roddy Doyle's. While Tom and Johnny are on a...

    Roddy Doyle: The Rover Adventures: "The Giggler Treatment", "Rover Saves Christmas", "The Meanwhile Adventures" [2008] paperback

    €4.99

    This special edition includes The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas and The Meanwhile Adventures. Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one...

    Roddy Doyle: The Meanwhile Adventures [2004] hardback

    €14.99

    Mr Mack is out of a job and sets his mind to inventions - whilst unbeknownst to him Mrs Mack decides to walk around the world without telling anyone. Unfortunately...

    Roddy Doyle: Paula Spencer [2007] paperback

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    Ten years on from The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Booker Prize-winning author, Roddy Doyle, returns to one of his greatest characters, Paula Spencer. Paula Spencer is turning forty-eight, and...

    Roddy Doyle: Wilderness [2008] paperback

    €8.56

    A novel of mothers lost and found, "Wilderness" is part roaring adventure, part family drama - with a charm that's all Roddy Doyle's. While Tom and Johnny are on a...

    Roddy Doyle: Rover Saves Christmas [2013] paperback

    €4.99€5.99

    Gloriously silly dog comedy from Booker prize winner and bestseller Roddy Doyle. It's Christmas eve and Rudolph's got the flu! Jimmy and Robbie Mack are so desperate for Christmas that...

    Roddy Doyle: Smile [2018] paperback

    €5.99€11.70

    Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his...

    Roddy Doyle: Charlie Savage [2020] paperback

    €11.99

    Meet Charlie Savage.Charlie is a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realised that he's been a woman all along ... Compiled here for...

    Roddy Doyle: WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS [1997] paperback

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    From the Booker Prize winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Commitments: the story of an ordinary woman whose extraordinary character will stay with you long after...

    Roddy Doyle: Oh, Play That Thing [2005] paperback

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    It's 1924, and New York is the centre of the universe. Henry Smart, on the run from Dublin, falls on his feet. He is a handsome man with a sandwich...

    Roddy Doyle: Smile [2018] paperback

    €4.99

    From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past."It's his...

    Roddy Doyle: Life Without Children: The exhilarating new short story collection from the Booker Prize-winning author [2022] paperback

    €11.99

    Love and marriage, children and family, death and grief. Life touches everyone the same, but living under lockdown? It changes us alone.A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle,...

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