Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

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Pan Macmillan, 2000 - Hotels - 257 pages
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A cast of seven Irish women writers have taken over the newly refurbished Finbar's Hotel for one memorable night . . .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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Ladies' night at Finbar's Hotel

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Developed and edited by Dermot Bolger, this sequel to the well-received Finbar's Hotel crosses two genres: the short story and the novel. Each chapter, written by a different Irish author, ranging ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

This was a collection of stories including some of my favorite female (and Irish) writers. It also introduced me to a couple of new ones, Claire Boylan, for example. I thought it was a unique device to have all the characters passing through one hotel. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, playwright and poet. He founded and edited the Raven Arts Press, Dublin, from 1979 to 1992 and co-founded New Island Books.

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