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  • Published: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787331181
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99
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Charlie Savage




Classic Roddy Doyle: funny, tender, true

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC WRITING 2019**

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who’s realized that he’s been a woman all along… Compiled here for the first time is a whole year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s hilariousseries for the Irish Independent. Giving a unique voice to the everyday, he draws a portrait of a man – funny, loyal, somewhat bewildered – trying to keep pace with the modern world (if his knees don’t give out first).

  • Pub date: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787331181
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of thirteen acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van and Smile, two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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Praise for Charlie Savage

“This portrait of an ordinary man (and one clearly past his best) is by turns hilarious and heartfelt.”

Rachel Lloyd, Economist, 1843

“A delight from start to finish.”

Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday

“A refreshingly positive take on middle age, it’s optimistic, warm-hearted, blokishly moving and written with a master’s pin-sharp command of humour… a book that’s sure to be picked up and revisited time and time again.”

Herald Scotland

“Compiled for the first time in one book, a whole year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s much-loved weekly column.”

Jess O'Sullivan, RTE Guide

“More than comedy or insight, this work has tenderness… It does more than tickle our bellies, it warms our hearts.”

Niamh Donnelly, Irish Times

“Savage is likeable and bumbling and Doyle’s voice is spot on for [this] persona.”

Jane Bradley, Scotsman


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