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Following on Two Pints, another hilarious book on everything that matters from the brilliant Roddy Doyle.

Two men meet for a pint – or two – in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, curse the ref, say a last farewell… In this second collection of comic dialogues Doyle’s drinkers ponder:
- a topless Kate Middleton
- Barack and Michelle Obama (‘fuckin’ gorgeous’)
- David Beckham (‘Would you tattoo your kids’ names on the back of your neck?’ ‘They wouldn’t fit’)
- Jimmy Savile (‘a gobshite’)
- the financial crisis (again)
- abortion (again)
- and horsemeat in your burger…

Once again, those we have lost troop through their thoughts - Lou Reed, Seamus Heaney, Reg Presley, Nelson Mandela (‘he should never have left the Four Tops’), Phil Everly, Margaret Thatcher, Shirley Temple - and they still have that unerring ability to ask the really fundamental questions like ‘Would you take penalty points for your missis?’

Reviews

Hilarious.

Kate Saunders, The Times

Surprisingly scintillating.

Esquire UK

Savagely funny, occasionally inspired, and almost poetic in their rhythm, speed and economy.

Suzi Feay, Guardian

Wicked humour… Hilarious.

Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times

Delightful.

Michael Conaghan, Belfast Telgraph Morning

Topical and irreverent… In some hands, this might seem contrived, but Doyle’s impressive comic skills keep the laughter coming.

Observer

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780224101899

    October 1, 2014

    Jonathan Cape

    128 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781473512283

    September 11, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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