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




'A charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more' Sunday Times

Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from paris hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?

  • Pub date: 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”

Literary Review


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