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Reviews

I cannot stress enough how much I love this funny, adorable memoir. Not only hilarious, tender, absurd, delightful and charming, but written with such skill as to render it unforgettable. I now can't wait to see the TV series and/or to become Séamas's best friend
Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful
Grotesquely funny
Sophie Heawood, author of The Hungover Games
Tender, sad and side-splittingly funny, this is the unforgettable story of how a boy with ten siblings and no mother grew into a man. It's a love letter to Northern Ireland and all the children, dogs, priests and struggling parents that live there. I adored it
Annie MacManus
An almost improbable true story of an Irish man bringing up eleven (yes, eleven) children on his own, after his wife dies. Séamas is the ninth of these "half-orphans" and he writes about his childhood and grief with such pathos and wit - even the chapter on his father's love of dogs is exquisite. A gorgeous memoir
Pandora Sykes
I enjoyed this immensely. I laughed a lot (often out loud). A heartfelt tribute to an alarmingly large family held together by a quietly heroic father
Arthur Mathews, co-creator of Father Ted and Toast of London
Beautiful and funny and beautiful because it's funny. It's also sad and life affirming and all about loss and border life and quietly heroic fatherhood and chaotically excessive siblinghood and priests and dogs. I loved it
Patrick Freyne, author of Okay, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea
I've been struggling to commit to a book for weeks but I've just read the first few pages of Did Ye Hear Mammy Died and I'M BACK BABY
Emer McLysaght
Did Ye Hear Mammy Died is so funny and wonderfully written, I love it
Maeve Higgins
Such wonderful writing
Nigella Lawson
Melancholy and sweet and funny and sad all at once
Jay Rayner
Did Ye Hear Mammy Died is a delight. Both moving and funny in huge measure
Dara Ó Briain
I laughed until I choked, I cried BUCKETS, I have NEVER been so charmed, I fell in GIANT LOVE with Daddy O'Reilly. Seriously, this is a rare and beautiful book
Marian Keyes