Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

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Dermot Bolger
Pan Macmillan, 2000 - Hotels - 257 pages
3 Reviews
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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User Review  - mphchicago - LibraryThing

A follow up to Finbar's Hotel this time by six of Ireland's greatest women writers and one man, Dermot Bolger. Not quite as good as the original but still funny, touching, human stories. The trick again is to match the writer to the story which is fun and can stimulate some good discussions. Read full review

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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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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