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The Snapper

By Roddy Doyle

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| Paperback | 9780749391256

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Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the stran Continue

Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy. But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?

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    bookshelves: winter-20132014, radio-4, published-1990, fradio, britain-ireland, dublin, families, lifestyles-deathstyles, teh-demon-booze
    Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
    Read from December 15 to 20, 2013

    BBC Blurb: Barrytown is buzzing with ...(continue)

    bookshelves: winter-20132014, radio-4, published-1990, fradio, britain-ireland, dublin, families, lifestyles-deathstyles, teh-demon-booze
    Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
    Read from December 15 to 20, 2013

    BBC Blurb: Barrytown is buzzing with speculation. Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant and she's not telling anyone who the father is. But with tongues wagging and rumours mounting, just how long will it take everyone to work out who in Barrytown is the "snapper's" Da?

    The second of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown series of novels, all to be dramatized by BBC Radio 4. After a drunken encounter at the soccer club do, Sharon is pregnant and much to the annoyance to her dad, Jimmy, refusing to name the baby's father. So when Jimmy gets wind that it might be someone close to home all hell breaks loose.

    The cast includes David Wilmot as Jimmy Snr (Ripper Street, Anna Karenina) and Aoife Duffin as Sharon (Moone Boy.)

    Written by Roddy Doyle Dramatised by Eugene O'Brien Producer: Gemma McMullan Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.

    The theme music

    Times change, yeah, but do we have to keep up with them.

    2. Everyone in Barrytown knows Sharon is pregnant, but to Jimmy's annoyance, she refuses to reveal who the father is.

    3. Doris Burgess receives a startling letter from her husband and marches to the Rabbitte's house demanding the truth.

    4. George Burgess confronts Sharon; he has come up with a plan for the baby's future.

    5. Sharon has decided she is leaving home, and Jimmy knows that if he wants to keep peace with his wife Veronica, he has to persuade Sharon to stay.

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    Bettie said on Jan 1, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Gustosissimo Doyle con "Bella famiglia" (The snapper). Sobborghi di Dublino, famiglia Rabbitte disastrata, la giovane Sharon si ritrova incinta, il padre Jimmy Senior naviga a vista tra bevute e parolacce. Divertente, brillante, veloce.

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    Spumeggiante e fresco. Una famiglia che ti accoglie e che ti fa sentire parte di mondo caldo e vero.

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    Silkiara said on Sep 13, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    molto divertente, si narra la storia di una famiglia numerosa, in cui regna una sana confusione ma molto affetto e in cui anche l'arrivo di un figlio (o figlia ;-))?) inaspettato diventa l'occasione per raccontare questo flusso di sentimenti

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    bert said on Jul 28, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Letto durante la leva militare ma con il film già visto. Questa volta il libro risulta alla fine un po' noioso ma in certi momenti è divertente. Questa volta preferisco il film, divertentissimo a mio avviso ma pare che non tutti l'hanno apprezzato, i ...(continue)

    Letto durante la leva militare ma con il film già visto. Questa volta il libro risulta alla fine un po' noioso ma in certi momenti è divertente. Questa volta preferisco il film, divertentissimo a mio avviso ma pare che non tutti l'hanno apprezzato, intendo il film... :(

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    Homerdito said on May 16, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Un libro che affronta un argomento "delicato" da un punto di vista tutt'altro che banale, il tutto immerso in un'ironia irresistibile!

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    Gio47 said on Mar 11, 2012 | Add your feedback

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