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Doyle, Roddy. PAULA SPENCER - Jonathan Cape 2006

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Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle. 2006 - Jonathan Cape. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine copy of the novel, Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle, published in 2006 by Jonathon Cape.

Edition Details

Title Paula Spencer
Author Roddy Doyle
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 0224078666
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 277
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.47

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and metalic lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in 1958.  He attended St. Fintan's Christian Brothers School in Sutton and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and continued his education at University College, Dublin.  He worked for fourteen years as an English and Geography teacher at Greendale Community School, in Kilbarrack,  North Dublin.  Since 1993 he has been dedicated to writing full-time.  He is married to Belinda and has two sons, Rory and Jack.

"Roddy Doyle achieved widespread recognition when his novel The Commitments (1987) was made into a motion picture in 1991.  Doyle's novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won the Booker Prize, Britain's highest literary award in 1993.

Synopsis of this title

When we first met Paula Spencer - in "The Woman Who Walked into Doors" - she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. "Paula Spencer" begins on the eve of Paula's forty-ninth birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. Paula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job now seem to come from Eastern Europe, and the checkout girls in the supermarket are Nigerian. You can get a cappuccino in the cafe, and her sister Carmel is thinking of buying a holiday home in Bulgaria. Paula's got four grandchildren now; two of them are called Marcus and Sapphire.

Reviews of this title


Callum Macdonald, The Herald
'A complex and intricate portrait of an unlikely, yet likable,

Claudia Fitzherbert, Telegraph
'There is an intense pleasure in the reading of this book'

The Irish Times Books of the Year.Chosen by Colum McCann.

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