Operation Trumpsformation

Author: Ross O'carroll-kelly

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

ISBN: 9780241978016

Category:

Page: 368

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Sorcha had thrown me out of the family home - this time apparently for good. And yet that was the least of my worries ... My old dear was in prison, accused of murdering her second husband. My sons were showing an unhealthy interest in - someone call social services - soccer! And my daughter wanted everyone to call her Eddie. But don't even go there! On top of all that, a blond wig discovered in a dusty attic, had given my old man delusions of power. Suddenly, he was running for election, promising to tear up the bailout deal and take Ireland out of Europe. And that's to say nothing of his secret plan for Ireland's second city ... But shush! Don't mention the wall!
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Game of Throw-Ins

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241970454

Category:

Page: 400

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I was a rugby player with a great future behind me. A 35-year-old father-of-five with an expanding waistline, who was trying to survive the bloody battlefield we call everyday life. My son was locked in a violent turf war with a rival Love/Hate tour operator, my daughter was in love with a boy who looked like Justin Bieber and my old dear was about to walk up the aisle with a 92-year-old billionaire who thought it was still 1936. I was, like, staring down the barrel of middle age with the contentment of knowing that I was the greatest Irish rugby player who no one in Ireland had ever actually heard of. Until a chance conversation with an old Jesuit missionary made me realize that it wasn't enough. I was guided, as if by GPS, to a muddy field in - let's be honest - Ballybrack. And there I finally discovered my destiny - to keep a struggling Seapoint team in Division 2B of the All Ireland League. Or die trying.
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Little Nothing

Author: Marisa Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185801

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8041

"The story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her"--Amazon.com.
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This Champagne Mojito is the Last Thing I Own

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141918632

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8877

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly thought he had it all: Nice gaff, cool cor, plenty of dosh, a stake in Dublin's trendiest nightclub and a face that made boyfriends jealous. To say nothing of a beautiful wife and kids ... All that remained was for him to totally fock it up: And I mean, totally ... But did he see it coming? Of course not - too busy using his killer lines on the Seoige sisters: And then it hit me, all at once, on a lonely night in the Ice Bar ...
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Keeping Up with the Kalashnikovs

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

ISBN: 9780241962817

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 400

View: 1788

My friend, Fionn, was being held hostage in, I don't know, Unganga Nanga, and the Government was refusing to send in a team of marines to extract him. Pack of focking cauliflower worriers ... I wouldn't have minded being bound and gagged in a basement - just for some peace and quiet. My wife was up the spout again. My daughter had grown into a mix between Suri Cruise and a Chucky doll. And one or two other chickens - well, birds - were coming home to roost. Suddenly, I realized what I had to do - go and get Fionn back. Except what I didn't realize was that Unganga Nanga was no country for old tens.
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The Teenage Dirtbag Years

Author: Paul Howard,Ross O'Carroll-Kelly,Alan Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780862788490

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 3066

Another, like, un-focking-missable book from Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
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The Secrets We Share

Author: Emma Hannigan

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472210360

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 497

Winner of the 2016 Romantic Novel of the Year Award in the Epic category, The Secrets We Share is a heart-tugging treat of a novel from the No. 1 bestselling Irish author Emma Hannigan. Fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly will adore it. 'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy Kelly Devastated after a tragedy, Nathalie Conway finds herself on a plane to Ireland. She is on her way to stay with her grandmother Clara. The grandmother up until now Nathalie had no idea existed... As Clara awaits her granddaughter's arrival, she is filled with a new sense of hope. She has spent the last twenty years praying her son Max would come back into her life. Perhaps now her son can find a way to forgive her for the past. And her granddaughter may be the thread to stitch the pieces of her beloved family back together.
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Dancing with the Tsars

Author: ROSS. O'CARROLL-KELLY

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

ISBN: 9780241978337

Category:

Page: 368

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I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink ... Life as a stay-in-bed husband turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected. My wife was pregnant with a baby that possibly wasn't mine. My old man was engaged in a war with the feminist movement that he was never going to win. And my old dear was making a lot of unexplained trips to Russia. Throw into the mix an eldest son with a possible sex addiction and three infant sons who were so thick they made me look like Edward Einstein. I might have actually gone over the edge if it wasn't for the belief of my daughter and the challenge of helping her win the greatest prize that South Dublin has to offer - the Strictly Mount Anville glitter ball.
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Nama Mia!

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (Fictitious character)

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

ISBN: 9780141048512

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 397

View: 3852

It was no country for young men. Or women ... Unemployment, emigration and do-it-yourself hair colour kits were once again a fact of life. Taxes were on the up, the IMF were on the way and there was a cash for gold outlet in Foxrock Village. But the signs for recovery were good - for me, at least. I was the chief executive of one of the few businesses turning a profit in this town, a shredding company helping to dispose of the Celtic Tiger's dirty little secrets. And I was getting plenty of love action - as the boy-toy of an attractive sixty-year-old woman who was totally rolling in it. I never imagined myself ending up as a gigolo. But, as the saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way-hey-hey! With presents galore, sex on demand and a hot meal on the table every night, life was storting to look up again. All I had to do to aovid focking it up was to keep my chinos buttoned. And, well, you can probably guess how that went.
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Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, the Miseducation Years

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847178404

Category:

Page: 256

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A new edition featuring a new introduction from Paul Howard.Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is a renowned satirical Irish character who appears in a regular column in The Irish Times. This instalment covers Ross's last two years at Castlerock College and his Leinster Senior Cup victory. 'So there I was, roysh, putting the 'in' in 'in crowd', hanging out, pick of the babes, bills from the old pair to fund the lifestyle I, like, totally deserve. But being a schools rugby legend has its downsides, roysh...'
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Love in Row 27

Author: Eithne Shortall

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786492040

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3634

Irish Independent's Books of the Year 2017 What happens when Cupid plays co-pilot? Still reeling from a break-up, Cora Hendricks has given up on ever finding love. For herself, that is. To pass the time while working the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Heathrow, Cora begins to play cupid with high-flying singles. Using only her intuition, the internet, and glamorous flight attendant accomplice Nancy, Row 27 becomes Cora's laboratory of love. Instead of being seated randomly, two unwitting passengers on each flight find themselves next to the person of their dreams - or not. Cora swears Row 27 is just a bit of fun, but while she's busy making sparks fly at cruising altitude, the love she'd given up on for herself just might have landed right in front of her...
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The Secrets of Armstrong House

Author: A. O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750542067

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 608

View: 4186

1888. Arabella Tattinger arrives to attend a glittering ball at Armstrong House as the family's younger son Harrison's fiancee. Her head is turned by the glamorous aristocratic family and most of all by the eldest son and heir, the exciting but dangerous Charles. A chain of events unfolds from that night which casts the family into years of a bitter feud. 1899. When American heiress Victoria Van Hoeven marries into the family she is determined to bring peace at last to the Armstrongs. But everywhere dangers are circling and secrets are ready to emerge from the shadows.
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GAAconomics

The Secret Life of Money in the GAA

Author: Michael Moynihan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717154548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2218

A unique sports book which will ensure you never again look at hurling and football the same way. Michael Moynihan talks frankly to current and recent players and gets the inside story on how money courses through the GAA. The greatest amateur sports association in the world? Michael Moynihan takes a look behind the scenes to reveal the truth about the GAA and looks for answers to the awkward questions. Why won't hurling and Gaelic football become professional? What would it cost to complete Croke Park? What's the economic benefit of winning an All-Ireland? What would it have cost the GAA not to host rugby and soccer? Who gets paid? What are the spin-offs for players? And, by the way, what county supporters really bring their own sandwiches to the All-Ireland final?
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Reinventing Susannah

Author: Joan Brady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781998359

Category:

Page: 352

View: 9850

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The Unforeseen

Author: Dorothy Macardle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993459245

Category:

Page: 256

View: 3907

This bone-chilling Irish ghost story was first published in 1946, a follow-up to the 1941 hit The Uninvited.
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A Lost Tribe

Author: William King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843517146

Category: Ireland

Page: 248

View: 9051

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One Good Reason

Author: Susan Stairs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473618150

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6805

'Simmering with repressed rage from the off, this complex tale of revenge, betrayal and loss is an absolute cracker' Sunday Independent One Good Reason is a gripping human drama about revenge, family secrets, and lies that can ripple beneath the surface of successful lives, waiting to be disclosed. Laura has never been like other girls. She thinks about sadness rather than feeling it. Anger, jealousy, deceit - they just seem more useful. So when her family unit is shattered after a violent break-in to their home, she becomes intent on getting even. The perpetrators have walked away unpunished but her father wasn't so lucky, falling prey to a fatal heart attack in the aftermath. Paddy Skellion - father of one of the offenders - is a renowned artist, who will go a long way to protect his reputation. When Laura's mother Angela gives her daughter her blessing to travel to the South of France, to visit the family in the hope of an apology, she knows little of Laura's true intent. Laura has one good reason to enter their lives in ways they can't foresee. But even the best laid plans don't always go as intended...
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Wikibeaks

Author: Dustin the Turkey

Publisher: Transworld Ireland

ISBN: 9781848272446

Category:

Page: 128

View: 6586

Wikibeaks is the first book from Ireland's biggest megastar, Dustin The Turkey. Destined to see Dustin's name added to the long list of Irish literary greats (Joyce, Yeats, Swift,Tobin and Pippa) it will see the feathered one take his mighty pen to the Ireland he's helped shape over his 25 years as a national treasure. Part autobiography and part cheap cash-in, Wikibeaks will be ALL funny. Dustin will reveal the truth behind his life at the centre of Irish music, politics, television and comedy. He'll tell all about his love life and reveal the real reason he had Ray D'Arcy fired after catching him in the stationery cupboard with Shirley Temple Bar's Ma. With a foreword from Julian Lasagne himself, Wikibeaks will take the publishing world by storm as many of Dustin's loyal fans find themselves in bookshops for the very first time, robbing copies of a book that will in time make its way on to The Leaving Cert. Printed on paper from the very same tree that RTE carved Pat Kenny from, this won't just be the publishing event of the decade, it will be so much more, triggering Britain to stop Brexiting, as instead they see sense and offer themselves over to Ireland via acomplicated tax deal with Apple and Bono, Wikibeaks will be for Irish publishing what the comments section on the journal.ie has been for free speech.
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How I Lose You

Author: Kate McNaughton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543223

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3284

'Wonderful' - Stylist 'Thoroughly addictive. I loved it.' - RUTH HOGAN, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Superb' - Louise O'Neill When Eva and Adam fall into bed one Friday night, tired and happy after drinks with friends, they have their whole lives ahead of them. But their story ends on page twelve. That's no reason to stop reading though, because How I Lose You is a story told backwards – and it's all the more warm, tender and moving because we know it is going to be interrupted. It’s a story Eva thought she knew – but as you and she will discover, it’s not just the ending of the story that she got wrong.
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Big Maggie

Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856359542

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8402

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other ideas.
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