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silence of the blogs

Well folks, as one kind reader pointed out to me in a Christmas Card, nothing has been written on this blog since June. That’s over six months ago the message continued, the sender being well aware of my difficulty with numbers. 342 more words

Reading to my children: the Roddy Doyle Experience

—The Grinch hated Christmas—
—Well, we’ll find out if we keep reading.
—What’s a grinch?
—It’s like a, it’s that thing on the page. 455 more words


(From Roddy Doyle to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Not much peace

In your lifetime

Not much peace


Children still neglected

Still unhappiness

I have regrets… 56 more words

'Spoken not read'

There’s no argument here that Dylan deserved to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, not least because he changed our expectations of the weight that a song could carry. 866 more words


Róisín Meets.. author Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is this week’s guest on the Róisín Meets podcast. He talks about his latest children’s book, Rover and the Big Fat Baby, The Commitments and writing for Roy Keane. 29 more words

Tuesday Review - The Commitments, "Feckin' Brilliant!"

The Commitments at the Sheffield Lyceum on Saturday was, as I said in the title, Feckin’ Brilliant!

It’s a great show: funny and fast moving, full of eccentric characters and fantastic music. 141 more words

Cover Reveal for Mary's the Name

Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog, or follows me on social media, will know that I’m a huge fan of Roddy Doyle. 642 more words