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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020662
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

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

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020662
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the author

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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Praise for The Commitments

Brilliant...it pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes

Tom Paulin

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

Time Out

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

Sunday Times

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

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