The author of Irish Mammies is trying his hand at a novel.
Colm O’Regan has written his first novel Ann Devine – Ready for Her Close-Up. The book follows Ann Devine, an Irish Mammy “Meet Ann Devine, a riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia.”.
The book is due out 14th March 2019.
— Colm O'Regan (@colmoregan) January 14, 2019
Meet Ann Devine, a riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia. Now that her youngest has flown the nest, Ann finds herself at a loose end. Until, that is, she is put forward for the Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns Committee.
Yet all is not neat and tidy in Kilsudgeon. There are strange sightings of people who aren’t local driving 4x4s with a yellow reg, a man bun requesting kefir in the restaurant and a quad bike at a funeral. What does this have to do with rumours of a brand new television series to rival Game of Thrones? And what will it all mean for Kilsudgeon’s newly proposed town park?
A lot, as it happens. As the town begins to fill up with the film crew, extras and a Hollywood star who is fond of the drink, everyone welcomes the chance to make a few bob and to finally get enough broadband to send an attachment.Or nearly everyone. Harmony is threatened when the newcomers seem to be doing more damage than good and the last straw is when Ann’s pride and joy – a floral arrangement in a boat – is trashed. She’s about to discover what it means to go viral…
You can join Colm and Maia Dunphy for a lively discussion of his new novel in the Pavillion Theatre on March 31st.
Can't wait to welcome @colmoregan in conversation with @maia@MaiaDunphy at the @PavilionTheatre on 31st of March. They'll be discussing Ann Devine, the warm, brilliant and funny Irish mammy with a hint of steel when needed! Tickets on sale from Friday 18th of January. #AnnDevine https://t.co/tqB5iJpedo
— Mountains to Sea (@mountainstosea) January 14, 2019
You can pre-order it here.