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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407072838
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors




This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem.

This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo and the marriage to him that left her powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407072838
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

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 Woman Who Walked Into Doors

“This new novel is Roddy Doyle's best to date. I cannot recall any writer who has better captured the vulnerability and courage of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage”

Cork Examiner

“Even more mesmerizing than his prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha”

Daily Mail

“His best work yet”

The Times

“In feeling the pulse of a raw Dublin suburb, Doyle is recording a beat that can be recognised all over the world”

The Times


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