The Barrytown Trilogy

The Barrytown Trilogy

Omnibus ed

Paperback (21 Nov 2013)

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Here, in one volume, are Roddy Doyle's three acclaimed novels about the Rabbitte family from Barrytown, Dublin. In them we follow the rapid rise of Jimmy Rabbitte's soul band, the Commitments, and their equally rapid fall; Sharon Rabbitte's attempts to keep the identity of her unborn child's father a secret, amid intense speculation from her family and friends; and the fortunes of the travelling fish 'n' chips van that Jimmy Rabbitte Sr and his friend Bimbo launch for the good people of Barrytown.

'Mr Doyle has made his own the gritty world of modern Dublin'
New York Times

'An absurd comedy of the commonplace…a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more'
Sunday Times on The Commitments

'A superb creation, exploding with cheerful chauvinism and black Celtic humour… You finish the book hungry for more'
The Times on The Snapper

'A wonderfully funny book, that crackles and spits like fat in the fryer. It is also very touching…fine entertainment'
Daily Telegraph on The Van

About the Publisher



Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099590521
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Omnibus ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 632
Weight: 624g
Height: 230mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 48mm