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  • Published: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780749391683
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Commitments




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

  • Pub date: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780749391683
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

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 The Commitments

“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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