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In this hugely enjoyable anthology, established bestselling Irish writers have joined forces with up-and-coming new stars to raise money for a very good cause. Poignant, provocative, hilarious and heartwarming in turn, this varied and memorable collection includes never-before-published stories from Patricia Scanlan, Julie Parsons, Deirdre Purcell, Sarah Webb, Cecilia AherIn this hugely enjoyable anthology, established bestselling Irish writers have joined forces with up-and-coming new stars to raise money for a very good cause. Poignant, provocative, hilarious and heartwarming in turn, this varied and memorable collection includes never-before-published stories from Patricia Scanlan, Julie Parsons, Deirdre Purcell, Sarah Webb, Cecilia Ahern, Morag Prunty, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Martina Devlin, Gemma O'Connor, Rose Doyle, Joan O'Neill, Annie Sparrow, Una Brankin, Aine Greaney, Suzanne Higgins, Tina Reilly, Catherine Foley, Claire Dowling and Rosaleen Linehan. GBP1 from every copy sold will be divided between Barnardo's children's charity and the St Vincent de Paul Society in Ireland....

Title : Irish Girls Are Back in Town
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ISBN : 9781903650639
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 470 Pages
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Irish Girls Are Back in Town Reviews

  • Em
    2019-05-29 09:15

    Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite writers of chick lit. It's wonderful to have the oppertunity to read any of the books she has written. Irish girls are back in town is a wonderful little collection of short stories which I loved but i'm still much more a fan of her full novels.I think its amazing that all of her greatest novels are set in Ireland, her birth place, she writes the descriptions so accurately that you can almost sense that you are there and her magical books are the greatest! She really pulls you into the world of all her main characters which makes them an interesting read! I have always thought of her as the greatest writer of chick lit, that I personally believe. Her writing has never failed to disappoint me which is why I have always purchased her new books as soon as they hit the bookshelf of my favourite bookstore. I do prefer her much longer novels but this is a wonderful little collection of short stories. That i'm sure, like me, you will personally love! HAPPY READING!Emma x x x

  • Stephy
    2019-06-16 10:57

    Not many of these stories interested me.The were short and boring.Some didn't even make sense.And some just seemed pointless.The ones that were good were easily to figure out what was going to happen.

  • Andrea
    2019-06-10 08:20

    This book is ok-ok. I learnt that I am not fond of short stories. Some stories are good, some stories are boring. On positive side, now I know which authors I will keep my eyes open for. :)

  • Erin
    2019-06-15 10:08

    fun easy read for in-between books or on the train

  • Judy Spare
    2019-06-24 08:56

    The first stories of the book are best

  • Christie
    2019-05-26 10:09

    I have three reasons for picking up this book. First of all, I bought this book 3 years ago when I was going through a phase of buying any book with Cecelia Ahern's name on the cover (LOVED her story in this book) and it has since been gathering dust on my bookshelf. Number two, I needed a Short Story Collection for on of my myriad reading challenges I'm participating in and it seemed a good excuse to dust this one off. Thirdly, what better way to kick off the month of March, notorious for being the month of shamrocks, leprechauns, and "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" T-shirts on people without an ounce of Irish heritage in them, than to read a book of stories written by some of the most well-known female Irish authors? I enjoyed this book as much as I can enjoy any short story collection (not being a big fan of short stories in general, I rather like big, fat, juicy novels that could be better used as doorstops). The stories were mostly good. There were a few that left me going "huh? what?" but for the most part I enjoyed the stories. Some were hilarious, some were sad, and some were downright disturbing. I have to ask, "What is it with the Irish and death?" There were maybe 6 stories out of the 19 that did not have some sort of death theme. I do have a list of a few authors I would like to try the novels of from reading this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary Irish fiction (especially any fans of the authors featured in this volume). Genre Bingo: Short Story CollectionParanormal Scavenger Hunt: Ghost

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2019-05-30 04:59

    Picked this up at Half Price Books for $1. Honestly, most of them weren’t very good, the endings were either predictable or so contrived that they felt forced. I did like “Spinning Sugar” by Morag Prunty and “Dinner with Annie” by Gemma O’Connor. A lot of the stories, all written in 2004, take place in a post 90s Ireland where there is a huge recession, where people have been let go of good paying jobs and are either destitute or working blue collar jobs. Everyone is unhappy or at least mourning their riches. I hadn’t heard about a severe economic crisis in Ireland, but it seemed a given in the stories.

  • Elizabeth Rose
    2019-05-30 07:21

    My only real complaint is that the cover of this collection, and the title, doesn't quite match the tone of the stories within. The stories themselves are poignant, sometimes darkly funny, and cover quite a range of Irish womanhood, with most of the characters in their late twenties to their sixties. Not an instant favorite, but a welcome edition to my shelves 'to keep' as it were.

  • Crystal Scruggs
    2019-05-31 05:07

    Carrot for Breakfast by Rosaleen Linehan: who cannot relate to this one?Secret Letter Writers by Catherine Foley: a tad confusing on the end but, a good read none the less. Dinner with Annie by Gemma O'Connor: nice twist to the devoted husband & trophy wife. The End (of Their Affair) by Aine Greany: two people thinking the same thing. Interesting.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-28 09:22

    Pretty good. A lot seemed to have unfinished endings. Not very satisfactory. And quite raunchy considering it was a fundraiser for children. But maybe I'm just too American. ;)I really just read it for Cecelia Ahern. Hers was good too but I prefer her full length stories and all the magic woven in.

  • Debbie
    2019-06-16 12:17

    This book was a wonderful group of short stories by Irish women writers for a children's charity group.The stories covered very intimate women's topics and I loved them all.Why is it that Irish women write so well.There is one from Maeve Binchy in this book, so it you like Maeve Binch, you will like this book.Great bedtime reading.

  • Teresa
    2019-06-11 09:22

    Some of these short stories were really great, though unfortunately most of them seemed to be based on death. There were two or three stories that I did like enough to look further into the authors, but for the most part I did not get into the stories at all.

  • Kylie Atkinson
    2019-06-25 09:06

    There are some really great stories here and some so-so stories. I love the short stories format though. You can just read one a night and feel happy. Irish storytellers are the best though. (I used this as number 12 on the Goodreads Book Bingo challenge - A book of short stories)

  • Janice
    2019-06-19 13:15

    Loved most of these short stories by the various authors. Definitely keen to read the first installment.

  • Julia
    2019-06-24 10:19

    Some stories were great, others not so much...the last one was really horrid.

  • Amber
    2019-05-25 08:03

    Most of them weren’t very good, the endings were predictable. There were about 3 of them that I really liked

  • Anne
    2019-06-08 12:15

    Excellent collection

  • Rosie
    2019-06-21 10:13

    Loved this..went on to read what i could of authors found in this book! NEVER DISAPPOINTED!

  • Mel
    2019-06-22 07:15

    Ahern did it again!!! Her story was my favorite, but I am bias toward her writing. It was a good one overall.

  • Carrie
    2019-06-10 11:19

  • Shirley Campbell
    2019-06-10 07:10

    Good to dip into

  • Judy
    2019-06-01 11:23

    Short stories with a definite taste of Ireland.

  • Katie
    2019-05-27 10:22

    Fun light read. A collection of short stories, most of them are pretty good.

  • Nancy
    2019-06-24 09:11

    I found the original volume more interesting.

  • Wendy
    2019-06-07 07:18

    More like a 2.5. Some good, some not so good

  • Melissa
    2019-06-02 12:22

    I'm not really a short story person. Some are good, others are just so-so or terrible. Too many stories with no real unifying theme other than they are written by Irish authors.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-14 06:15

    Hate the cover, but as the saying goes... some really great writing inside.

  • Abby
    2019-06-12 07:06

    Essay collections are always so hit and miss. This one had many more misses than I usually have. OK but not super.

  • Catsalive
    2019-06-04 11:19

    Some good short stories.

  • Shannon
    2019-05-31 09:09

    This is a collection of Irish female authors. Some are good and some not so good. Ahern's was my favorite!