The Mammy

The Mammy

Book - 1999
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Seven kids. One dead husband called "Redser." And not a chance that she'll be defeated. Not by Sister Magdalen, her daughter's tyrannical teacher. Not by the amorous overtures of the French proprietor of the local pizza parlour. Not by the medical crisis that threatens her best pal, Marion. Every morning at five, Agnes Browne leaves her tenement flat and sets up her produce stall on Moore Street, in the teeming heart of The Jarro--home to Dublin's dealers, dockers, draymen, and those on the dole. But to the fatherless Browne brood, Agnes is more than a beloved neighborhood character. She's just about everything there is..
Publisher: New York : Plume, 1999
ISBN: 9780452281035
0452281032
Characteristics: 174 p. ; 21 cm

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Aug 20, 2011

Great bits of humor; good read.

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macierules
Dec 05, 2009

This book made me laugh-out-loud several times. Set in a poor neighbourhood of Dublin in the 60s, The Mammy is a widow with 7 children who has never had an organism. A very quick read, I enjoyed the story and the play on language. The screen version is called Agnes Browne and stars Anjelica Houston.

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