The Chisellers

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2000 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The Mrs. Browne trilogy became an instant bestselling success in author Brendan O'Carroll's native Ireland. Similarly, when Plume introduced The Mammy (the first book in the series, May 1999) in the United States, it was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. Fans of Agnes Browne craving further hilarious and heartwarming adventures will be delighted with The Chisellers. Agnes, the lovable and determined heroine, returns with her seven children—whom she affectionately calls "the chisellers"—all struggling to make their way in the world with varying degrees of success. To make matters more difficult, as Agnes struggles along the bumpy road of parenting, she learns that the family is about to be forced out of their tenement home in the name of urban renewal. Pierre, Agnes' persistent suitor, is thankfully on hand to console her. Like all good Irish stories, The Chisellers includes a wedding and a funeral, much laughter and some tears—and it is sure to please newcomers as well as loyal fans of this terrific series.


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This is the second book in the Agnes Browne trilogy, recounting the continued story of the Dublin widow and her seven children. It is wise for the Dubliner (and everyone else, too) to remember: “If ... Read full review

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O'Carroll brings back his beloved Agnes Browne for the second book in the series, The Chisellers. He branches out in this one, introducing a plot point that is - while undeniably very coincidental and ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
PARTI
DUBLIN
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 10
PART 2
LONDON 1975
DUBLIN 1974
LONDON
Chapter 14
LONDON
Chapter 16

LONDON
DUBLIN
Chapter 9
Chapter 17
LONDON Epilogue
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Brendan O'Carroll, the youngest of eleven children, was born in Stonybatter, a North Dublin neighborhood, in 1955. He is an acclaimed playwright and Ireland's most popular stand-up comedian. The creator of a hugely successful Irish radio show, Mrs. Browne's Boys (the genesis of his novels), O'Carroll is also an actor and has a role in the upcoming film version of Angela's Ashes. All the books in his Mrs. Browne trilogy were #1 bestsellers in his native Ireland. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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