Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

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Dermot Bolger
Pan Macmillan, 2000 - Hotels - 257 pages
34 Reviews

'Each story stands alone but also makes up the vivid picture of life in Dublin's newly refurbished Finbar's Hotel . . . funny and poignant' Sunday Mirror

'Finbar's Hotel is back, this time with a stellar cast of women writers and a lick of paint . . . But what's it all about? Well, it would be all too easy to give the game away, so let's just say that there's a hilarious reworking of the old immaculate conception theme, a bittersweet confrontation between a daughter and her loopy father, a poignant encounter involving a long-married couple, and a cracking finish . . . it doesn't matter who wrote what: together they've produced a playful, light, highly entertaining book' Irish Times

'Beneath the humour, whimsy and outright craziness, Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel hits at the shallowness of current social pretensions and offers a cautious optimism about women's lives today' Times Literary Supplement

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User Review  - Kathi - Goodreads

Not as good as the original, but I liked the later stories. The last one was my favorite. Read full review

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User Review  - Jennie - Goodreads

Wonderful collection of inter-related short stories by some awesome authors. The only downside is that you do not know which author wrote which short story. I was hoping to discover a new author in the bunch - while that did not happen I still really enjoyed their stories. Read full review

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