Sunday February 23, 2020

O’Regan’s razor-sharp novel a worthy addition to Irish popular fiction

17th March, 2019
Colm O’Regan: a sharp ear for how Irish people really speak

Colm O’Regan is a protean talent: stand-up comedian, newspaper columnist, broadcaster, creator of the @irishmammies Twitter account (“There’s the rain now”), and now novelist. Ann Devine: Ready for Her Close-Up expands on O’Regan’s pitch-perfect Irish Mammy character to give us a saga of Tidy Towns, notions, Country-and-Irish music, meals on wheels, and the invasion of rural Ireland by the forces of modernity (iPhones, progressive gender politics, windmill farms and the like). It’s great craic, altogether....

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