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  • Published: 25 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241962800
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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Downturn Abbey




The barbarians may be at the gate of Ross's mock something-or-other mansion, but does he care? Does he fock?

The century is not yet a teenager, yet everything is shrouded in gloom. People are tightening their belts, rationing and making do. Across Europe, there is uncertainty, with the possibility of, like, serious conflict hanging in the air. Yet, amidst the splendour of Honalee - a mock-something-or-other mansion in Killiney that we recently inherited - life goes on.

The world is changing quickly - especially for me. As I stare down the barrel of middle age, I've decided that it's time to possibly do right by Sorcha and put our marriage back together.

But I have even bigger challenges to face. My son has hitched his future to a family of commoners, my old dear is involved in a love affair that threatens disgrace for the family, and my daughter has turned into the worst little madam you can imagine. Oh, yeah, and I'm about to become a grandfather at 31.

As Sorcha embraces her new life of afternoon teas on fine bone china plates and Downton Abbey theme porties, I'm suddenly wresting with duty, loyalty and the thousands of women out there who still desire the pleasure of my company.

  • Published: 25 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241962800
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

About the author

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is a man of the people-if the people are basically birds and drop-dead focking gorgeous. Because life is short, roysh, so you can't fock about with, like, rolling mauls, you've got to head straight for the line. Which is second nature to a try-scorer like me, given my ball-handling skills. How the hell did I get so lucky? Focked if I know.

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is the author of several bestselling books including; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-DressShould Have Got Off at Sydney Parade, and This Champagne Mojito is the Last Thing I Own.

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Praise for Downturn Abbey

Unremittingly funny

RTÉ Guide on The Shelbourne Ultimatum

The preeminent satirist of our times ... says more about contemporary Ireland than a whole Aosdána's-worth of state-of-the-nation authors

Irish Times

Paul Howard has brilliantly, seemingly effortlessly, catalogued the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger

Irish Independent

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