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The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show. 'The musical we've been waiting for... So good I almost wept' Sunday Times 'Hugely enjoyable... Wonderfully funny' Daily Telegraph

Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about.

The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, brilliantly coached by Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to the steps of the studio door.

But can The Commitments live up to their name?

The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show.

'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times

Reviews

A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun

Time Out

An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny

Literary Review

An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more

Sunday Times

One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle… Beloved classics… The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul.

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  • Paperback

    9780749391683

    October 1, 2014

    Vintage

    144 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407020662

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    144 pages

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