Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

 17.95

by Séamas O’Reilly

THE IRISH TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER

‘Gorgeous’ Pandora Sykes

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‘Tender, sad and side-splittingly funny’ Annie MacManus

‘A delight’ Dara Ó Briain

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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten brothers and sisters and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble (most of the time), and Séamas at that point was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars and the actual location of heaven than the political climate.

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a book about a family of argumentative, loud, musical, sarcastic, grief-stricken siblings, shepherded into adulthood by a man whose foibles and reticence were matched only by his love for his children and his determination that they would flourish. It is the moving, often amusing and completely unsentimental story of a boy growing up in a family bonded by love, loss and fairly relentless mockery.

About the Author

Seamas O’Reilly is a columnist for the Observer and writes about media and politics for the Irish TimesNew StatesmanGuts and VICE.

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 13 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm

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