The Mammy is Agnes Browne – a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s.
Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this large and lively family with raw humour and great affection. Forced to be mother, father, and referee to her battling clan, the ever-resourceful Agnes Browne occasionally finds a spare moment to trade gossip and quips with her best pal Marion Monks (alias 'The Kaiser') and even finds herself pursued by the amorous Frenchman who runs the local pizza parlor.
Like the novels of Roddy Doyle, The Mammy features pitch-perfect dialogue, lightning wit, and a host of colourful characters. Earthy and exuberant, the novel brilliantly captures the brash energy and cheerful irreverence of working-class Irish life.
About the Author
Brendan O'Carroll (born 15 September 1955) is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and director. Best known for portraying the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Mrs. Brown, O'Carroll has been a popular comedian in Ireland since the early 1990s. O'Carroll has written seven novels, including The Mammy, The Chisselers, The Granny, The Scrapper (originally published as "Sparrows Trap") and The Young Wan; a number of these have been translated into 12 languages and have been best sellers worldwide.
Series: Agnes Browne #1
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st August 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.5