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The Life of Riley

The Life of Riley

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' A comic triumph' - The New York Times

The Life of Riley is at once a comic masterpiece and a tragic account of one man's wilful descent into a glorious life of beggardom.

The Life of Riley is at once a comic masterpiece and a tragic account of one man’s wilful descent into a glorious life of beggardom. Having left his job as Assistant to the Secretary of the Irish Grocers’ Association, Riley is free to spend his days and nights perfecting the art of blagging a drink at O’Turks pub, unimpeded by responsibility.

 

A masterful portrait of the Irish at home and abroad, The Life of Riley will take you sauntering through Dublin streets and slims, London pubs and labour exchanges in the company of a vibrant cast of misfit characters.

Reviews:

‘A comic triumph’ – The New York Times

‘A splendidly comic imagination’ – Times Literary Supplement

‘I have laughed more at The Life of Riley than at any other book I have ever read’ – Benedict Kiely, The Irish Times.

 

Author

Anthony Cronin

Format

B-format, paperback

Extent

187

ISBN

978-1-84840-083-2

Release Date

02-09-2010

Additional Information

Weight .208 g
Dimensions .198 x .129 x ..15 mm

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