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Doyle, Roddy. THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS - Jonathan Cape 1996

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The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle. 1996 - 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 hardback copy of the novel, The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle, published in 1996 by Jonathan Cape.

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Title The Woman Who Walked into Doors
Author Roddy Doyle
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1996
ISBN 0224042726
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 226
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.37

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

The book has red boards and gold 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 £14.99.

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 publisher's 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

This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo and the marriage to him that left her powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable

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Roddy Doyle follows Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, winner of the Booker Prize, and The Commitments with another remarkable book that readers will find funny, sexy, and sad. He takes an unflinching look at the life of Paula Spencer as she struggles to regain her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.--Amazon.


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