Ann Devine, Ready for Her Close-Up

ISBN-13:
9781848272460

Meet Ann Devine, a riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia. Until, that is, she is put forward for the Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns Committee. Harmony is threatened when the newcomers seem to be doing more damage than good and the last straw is when Ann's pride and joy - a floral arrangement in a boat - is trashed.
Meet Ann Devine, a riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia. Now that her youngest has flown the nest, Ann finds herself at a loose end. Until, that is, she is put forward for the Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns Committee. Yet all is not neat and tidy in Kilsudgeon. There are strange sightings of people who aren't local driving 4x4s with a yellow reg, a man bun requesting kefir in the restaurant and a quad bike at a funeral. What does this have to do with rumours of a brand new television series to rival Game of Thrones? And what will it all mean for Kilsudgeon's newly proposed town park? A lot, as it happens. As the town begins to fill up with the film crew, extras and a Hollywood star who is fond of the drink, everyone welcomes the chance to make a few bob and to finally get enough broadband to send an attachment. Or nearly everyone. Harmony is threatened when the newcomers seem to be doing more damage than good and the last straw is when Ann's pride and joy - a floral arrangement in a boat - is trashed. She's about to discover what it means to go viral...
"Ann Devine is a comic triumph. Colm O'Regan captures Irish small town life in the most side-splittingly hilarious way, while remaining incisively true to the nuance and language and fabulous contradictions of rural life. It's a pure treat of a book, a beautiful lift to any weary spirit." * Donal Ryan *
He had a good job and a degree and everything but Colm O'Regan gave it all up to try and be a comedian. He is also a columnist, broadcaster and anything else that will keep the wolf from the door. He heard there was fierce money in books so he has writte


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