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  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224097819
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99
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Two Pints




A collection of sublimely funny dialogues inspired by a year’s worth of news.

Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss… They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids’ pets, their football teams and – this being Ireland in 2011–12 –about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen’s visit. But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gaddafi (he’s working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders ( whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like ‘Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?’

Inspired by a year’s worth of news, Two Pints distils the essence of Roddy Doyle’s comic genius. This book shares the concision of a collection of poems, and the timing of a virtuoso comedian.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224097819
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Two Pints

“It deploys obscenity with nothing short of comic genius”

Tom Sutcliffe, Independent

“It’s so funny that I could read it over and over, and it will probably end up in the smallest room (really it’s that good).”

Kate Saunders, SAGA


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