M for Mammy

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What to expect

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious: a glorious debut’ Ruth Hogan
‘Strong and taut’ Anne Griffin
‘Fresh, thoughtful and original – a charming debut’ Irish Times
‘I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer’ Sheila O’Flanagan

Meet the Augustts: Ma and Da, Jenny and Jacob, and their no-nonsense Granny Mae-Anne.

Complicated as only families can be, they are bound together by their love for one another, and for a piping hot bag of chips. When misfortune strikes and Granny moves in, they learn to understand each other anew through new stories and old memories. Sometimes, in a family as complicated as the Augustts, it’s not always what is spoken that makes the most sense.

M for Mammy is an uplifting story about the unique comfort of home, the language we can find when the words aren’t there, and the power of a family to heal itself.

‘A heartfelt debut about love, understanding and the complicated ties of family’ Prima
‘Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing’ Felicity Hayes-McCoy
‘Channelling the warm heart and good cheer of Marian Keyes . . . very amusing’ Irish Independent
‘Exuberant. A brilliant, bubbly new voice’ Irish Examiner
‘A gloriously funny, bittersweet debut’ Ireland of the Welcomes

Critics Review

  • Strong and taut

    Literary Hub
  • M is for Mammy. It’s also for Magnificent! What a wonderful story – in turns heart-breaking, heart-warming, and hilarious (which is not an easy combination to pull off). Also, Granny Mae-Anne is a FABULOUS creation . . . Eleanor, it’s a glorious debut.

    Ruth Hogan
  • I really enjoyed this, Eleanor is a lovely writer

    Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Lovely, sharp, compassionate, well-observed writing

    Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the Finfarran series
  • Fresh, thoughtful and original – a charming debut.

    Irish Times
  • Rambunctious

    Irish Times

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