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The Chisellers | [Brendan O'Carroll]

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1995 Brendan O'Carroll (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"It's refreshing to enter O'Carroll's fun-loving working-class world." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Shades of O'Casey, as well as Brendan Behan. A story as colourful as Moore Street itself, but there is also pathos, compassion and irony." (Entertainer)

"This lively novel features a wedding, a funeral and an ending that will melt the hardest heart. Readers will eagerly await the third book in this series." (Publishers Weekly)

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