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Roddy Doyle - Author

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Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His first novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987 and was made into a globally successful film by Alan Parker. The Snapper was published in 1990 and has also been made into a film, directed by Stephen Frears. The Van was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize and made into a film also by Stephen Frears. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize in 1993, has been published in over twenty languages.

Roddy’s first children’s book The Giggler Treatment was shortlisted for the WH Smith Children’s Book Award.

Roddy Doyle has won many prizes for his writing. These include the Booker Prize and a BAFTA screenplay. He has also won the Irish Children's Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal. His novel The Commitments was turned into a blockbuster film directed by Alan Parket and is now a successful musical in Dublin and in London, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Roddy Doyle

Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle - illustrated by Chris Judge
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Rover, star of The Giggler Treatment and others, is back for a new and equally hilarious dog-poo centred adventure. As ever, Rover needs to collect dog poo to keep the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedBrilliant
Roddy Doyle
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes out of the clouds and settles...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedBrilliant
Roddy Doyle
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/05/2014
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A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 & the 2012 Guardian children's fiction prize. Best-selling Roddy Doyle has written a wonderful, funny and warm-hearted family story about the dying of a granny which weaves together the lives of four generations...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle
MEGA BOOK OF THE MONTH. Best-selling Roddy Doyle has written a wonderful, funny and warm-hearted family story about the dying of a granny which weaves together the lives of four generations and a little bit of ghostly mystery too. Mary's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle
MEGA BOOK OF THE MONTH. Best-selling Roddy Doyle has written a wonderful, funny and warm-hearted family story about the dying of a granny which weaves together the lives of four generations and a little bit of ghostly mystery too. Mary's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Her Mother's Face
Roddy Doyle
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. The first picture book from award winner Roddy Doyle is a heart-warming and gently reassuring tale about moving on and growing up. The writing is quite sublime and the luscious illustrations...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Her Mother's Face
Roddy Doyle
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. The first picture book from award winner Roddy Doyle is a heart-warming and gently reassuring tale about moving on and growing up. The writing is quite sublime and the luscious illustrations by...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2009
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Her Mother's Face
Roddy Doyle
The first picture book from award winner Roddy Doyle is a heart-warming and gently reassuring tale about moving on and growing up. The writing is quite sublime and the luscious illustrations by Freya Blackwood compliment the words beautifully.
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2008
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Wilderness
Roddy Doyle
This is a stunning piece of writing for young teenagers. Part-action, part family drama the plot cleverly interweaves two stories. The first is of two brothers who with their mother are on a trip of a lifetime in the frozen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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Roddy Doyle 3 in 1: The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, The Meanwhile Adventures
Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle's writing will be enjoyed by even the most reluctant of readers. You may have anarchy in the house once the books have been read, for these stories don't think much of adults but rest assured you'll get some...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2007
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Wilderness
Roddy Doyle
This is a stunning piece of writing for young teenagers. Part-action, part family drama the plot cleverly interweaves two stories. The first is of two brothers who with their mother are on a trip of a lifetime in the frozen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
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Giggler Treatment
Roddy Doyle
Parents may well not enjoy Doyle's brilliant adventures about creatures that dream up devilish punishments to get back at adults, but rest-assured kids absolutely love it. Highly amusing characters and tales that are full of mischief all add up to...
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The Meanwhile Adventures
Roddy Doyle
Pure escapism for kids who have already picked up the reading habit as well as for children who, perhaps don't enjoy reading but enjoy a great deal of fun, mad-cap adventure and probably have a warped sense of...
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Rover Saves Christmas
Roddy Doyle
With Rudolph on strike Rover comes to the rescue of Father Christmas but how can he possibly deliver all the presents with so little time left. You'll laugh your socks off with Doyle's brilliant storyline and one-liners to boot. This...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
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