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  • Published: 6 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781844886081
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Kellie




An Olympic champ and national treasure tells the full story of her unlikely rise to greatness

Kellie Harrington grew up in Dublin's north inner city and was in danger of going down the wrong path in life before she discovered boxing. Her local boxing club was all-male and initially wouldn't let her join, but she persisted. Her development into an elite boxer was confirmed with medals at the 2016 and 2018 world championships, and crowned with a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Meanwhile, Kellie won the hearts of the Irish public through her sparkling personality.

Working with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Kellie will tell the story of her sometimes troubled childhood, her unlikely rise to greatness, and her continuing commitment to living a normal life - which in her case has involved deciding to stay amateur as a boxer and keeping her job as part of the household/domestic staff team at a psychiatric hospital.

  • Published: 6 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781844886081
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven 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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