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Jimmy Jazz by Roddy Doyle

Dear readers,

I’m leaving you with a quick review of a short story written by one of my favourite authors and biggest inspirations, Roddy Doyle. 294 more words

Books And Literature

Hay Festival 2018: The Highlights – Ian McEwan, Michael Morpurgo, Margaret Atwood and more!

The world-famous Hay Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The festival’s location is in the picturesque village of Hay-on-Wye in Wales, formerly known as ‘The Town of Books.’ Founded by Norman, Rhoda and Peter Florence in 1988, the festival has humble origins, with its events originally being held in a variety of locations including antique bookshops (Hay boasts twenty books shops) and the local primary school, before moving to a unified location just outside the village. 1,858 more words

Arts And Culture

Smile has all the features for which Doyle has become famous: razor-sharp dialogue, humour, evocation of childhood, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. Born OTD 1958 Roddy Doyle.

When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly. 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. 122 more words


Novella a Day in May #23

Two Pints – Roddy Doyle (2012, 89 pages)

Two Pints is a series of conversations between two men who meet in a pub. Doyle has an excellent ear for dialogue and his first novel, … 308 more words