Corn Flakes For Dinner

Author: Aidan Comerford
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717180395
File Size: 53,57 MB
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What do you do when both of your daughters have been diagnosed with autism, your wife is depressed and your job has been made redundant? You become a comedian! After years of feeling like he was losing at life, Aidan Comerford was on top of the world. He had just stepped off stage after being crowned the winner of So You Think You’re Funny? at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, joining previous winners such as Peter Kay, Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan. This was it! His big break. Back in Ireland, on the same day, at a remote country cottage near a lake, his daughter went missing . A funny, heartfelt and uplifting memoir about the challenges and adventures of parenting, and accepting that sometimes you have to have Corn Flakes for dinner.

Oh My God What A Complete Aisling

Author: Emer McLysaght
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405938218
File Size: 62,17 MB
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PRE-ORDER the No. 1 Irish bestseller . . . THE FUNNIEST BOOK YOU WILL READ THIS YEAR. 'There aren't enough words for how much I love it' Marian Keyes Everyone knows an Aisling: Loves going Out Out, but secretly scared of liquid eyeliner. Happy to drink the bar dry, but will bring her own coaster if necessary. Would rather die than miss a cooked hotel breakfast, but can calculate the Points in a Snickers at fifty paces. Aisling's the girl with a heart of gold, but a boyfriend who still hasn't made a peep about their Big Day even after seven years. But then a disastrous romantic getaway shows Aisling that it's time to stop waiting around and leave John behind for the bright lights of Dublin. After she's wailed her way through Adele's Greatest Hits, that is. Between glamorous new flatmates, a scandal at work and finding herself in a weird love square, Aisling is ready to take on the big city. So long as she has her umbrella with her. 'An utter ray of sunshine' Red 'It's sweet and it's funny and it's moving and it's perfect' The Pool 'Both Aisling and the novel have a great big thumping heart' Sunday Times 'I've spent the last forty-eight hours laughing my head off at this novel . . . but it's not just comic, there's a real heart to it and it's often very moving' John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 'This book is the funniest, warmest, loveliest book I've read in so long. The characters are so hilarious and relatable, I laughed non-stop and genuinely didn't want it to end' Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess

Oh My God What A Complete Aisling The Novel

Author: Emer McLysaght
Publisher: Gateway Books
ISBN: 9780717175536
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You loved Aisling online, now get ready to love the novel. Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, the creators of the much-loved Aisling character and the popular Facebook page 'Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling', bring Aisling to life in their novel about the quintessential country girl in the big smoke. Aisling is twenty-eight and she's a complete ... Aisling. She lives at home in Ballygobbard (or Ballygobackwards, as some gas tickets call it) with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. Aisling goes out every Saturday night with her best friend Majella, who is a bit of a hames (she's lost two phones already this year - Aisling has never lost a phone). They love hoofing into the Coors Light if they're 'Out', or the vodka and Diet Cokes if they're 'Out Out'. Ais spends two nights a week at her boyfriend John's. He's from down home and was kiss number seventeen at her twenty-first. But Aisling wants more. She wants the ring on her finger. She wants the hen with the willy straws. She wants out of her parents' house, although she'd miss Mammy turning on the electric blanket like clockwork and Daddy taking her car 'out for a spin' and bringing it back full of petrol. When a week in Tenerife with John doesn't end with the expected engagement, Aisling calls a halt to things and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a three-bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend, the mysterious Elaine. Newly single and relocated to the big city, life is about to change utterly for this wonderful, strong, surprising and funny girl, who just happens to be a complete Aisling.

There S A Boy In Here

Author: Judy Barron
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1935274406
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This is a view from inside the mind of autism—a dual autobiography written in point-counterpoint style by Judy Barron and her son, Sean Barron. Together, they chronicle Sean’s young life and the effects of autism on him and his family. As a youngster, Sean was confrontational, uncontrollable, “isolated and desperately unhappy.” Baffled about how to interact with others, he felt “like an alien from outer space.” Then, at seventeen, Sean experienced a breakthrough that began his release from autism. Today he’s a public speaker, college student, and reporter—and close to his family. You absolutely must read this book.

They All Fall Down

Author: Cat Hogan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781781998649
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Egg And Soldiers

Author: Miles Jupp
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9781472239914
File Size: 74,93 MB
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'A gloriously enjoyable read from start to finish' - Daily Express 'Here's a book to savour' - Mail on Sunday Miles Jupp (News Quiz presenter, star of Rev, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Thick Of It) delves into the mind of his comedy creation Damien Trench - urbane food writer and protagonist of BBC Radio 4's acclaimed sitcom In and Out of the Kitchen. 'Are you Damien Trench?' said the lady operating the stall. 'I might be,' I said to the lady. 'You are though, aren't you?' she asked. 'Well...yes,' I agreed. And that was that. She seized me by both hands, pulled me towards her, and launched into a passionate monologue that covered a selection of dessert recipes that I had once offered up in print, her difficult relationship with soft cheeses and her husband's irritable skin. So intense was her manner that it was extremely difficult to tell if she was scolding or praising me. All I knew was that she was staring so intently at me that I became worried that parts of me would dry up and just drop off like smoked chipotles. Also, her eyes were so extremely wide open that I began to worry that it might be dangerous to let so much light into your head. As soon as she stopped speaking, I thanked her for being willing to share, broke free from her grasp, panic-bought three punnets of raspberries on the way out and then sprinted back to the Uno as fast as fast can be. 'Whether you're already a fan of Jupp's bumbling bon viveur, or are stumbling across him for the first time, here's a book to savour.' Mail on Sunday

Ciara S Diary

Author: Ciara King
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717178900
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The year is 1999. Connemara is braced for the new millennium. ‘No Scrubs’ rules the airwaves, bootleg DVDs of Cruel Intentions are thrilling crowds of sexually progressive teens, and if you’re not matching combat trousers with platforms, you are nobody. In the midst of this perplexing world, a girl named Ciara, inspired by her heroes Anne Frank and Aung San Suu Kyi, begins to document her not dissimilar struggles – against pushy parents, mysterious boys and the stubborn non-appearance of boobs. The road ahead will be tough, but she must persevere: How else will she find fame, fortune and love in the spandex-clad arms of Dean Cain? Based on the cult radio segment of the same name, Ciara’s Diary is a fresh and funny trip through the warped mind of a turn-of-the-century teenager. The spiritual successor to Adrian Mole, albeit with more shifting, Ciara’s Diary is a must-read for anyone who remembers dancing to ‘Maniac 2000’ at the parish disco.

The Lonely Life Of Biddy Weir

Author: Lesley Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781785770388
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Almost too terrified to grip the phone, Biddy Weir calls a daytime television show. The subject is bullying, and Biddy has a story to tell. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, Biddy lives in her own little world, happy to pass her time watching the birds--until Alison Fleming joins her school. Popular and beautiful, but with a dangerous, malevolent streak, Alison quickly secures the admiration of her fellow students. All except one. And Alison doesn't take kindly to people who don't fit her mold. A story of abuse and survival, of falling down and of starting again, and of one woman's battle to learn to love herself for who she is, The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir is a startlingly honest debut novel.

Sister Agatha

Author: Domhnall O'Donoghue
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910234211
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Why Can T Everything Just Stay The Same

Author: Stefanie Preissner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473662427
File Size: 72,65 MB
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Honest, witty and poignant observations on life that are both heart breaking and heartwarming' Amy Huberman As a child, being in new places made Stefanie Preissner ill, which was why her family holidayed in the same apartment on the same island off the Spanish coast for nine years in a row. And why, at Christmas, she wrote lengthy letters to Santa (note: letters, plural) begging him not to bring any surprises. She hated change. Of all descriptions. But change happens, no matter what we do. Here, in her first book, Stefanie looks at the ways in which her life has changed. From birthdays, to friendships, to Christmas homecomings, to social media (she's more JOMO than FOMO), to the importance of asking WWNSD? (What Would Nicole Scherzinger Do?) when faced with big decisions, to the changes you can't prevent like when someone breaks up with you, Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same? is the hilarious and honest account of one woman's journey through the biggest change of all: adulthood. It's Stefanie's life, but her struggles are universal. Insecurity? Check. Anger? Check. Weight issues? Big fat check. Stefanie shines a light on human frailty and human strength, proving they are not opposites, but often walk hand-in-hand. Her clear-headed compassion rings true. We all "have demons way deeper than donuts", but we can control our fate. We can choose to eat or sweat. Stefanie lets us see her sweat-both literally and figuratively-and the result is an inspiring, thoroughly enjoyable book. Nell Scovell, creator of Sabrina the Teenage Witch