For all fans eagerly awaiting Marian Keyes’ new novel The Mystery of Mercy Close – featuring Helen Walsh and out in September 2012 – here is an irresistible ebook-only guide to everyone’s favourite dysfunctional Irish family, Mammy Walsh’s A–Z of the Walshes.
It does exactly what it says on the tin but here’s a brief word from its author, Mammy Walsh herself:
‘There’s this woman I know from bridge, Mona Hopkins, a lovely woman she is, even if I must admit I’m not that keen on her myself, and she said a great thing the other day. I was expecting her to say “Two no trumps,” but instead she comes out with a saying about her children. She says, “Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head.” Isn’t that a marvellous bit of wisdom – “Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head!” And God knows it’s the truest thing I’ve heard in a long time. I should know. I have five girls. Five daughters. And let me tell you, my head is wrecked from them. Although, now that I think of it, so is my house . . .’
This was a short little e-Book that was actually my first purchase on my Kobo Touch e-Reader. I have only just read it now!
The e-Book is written by Mammy Walsh (really Marian Keyes), mother of the five Walsh sisters who each have their own novel written by Marian Keyes. It is just a short little e-Book of her opinions on life, her neighbours, and her family, especially her five daughters. Having read all of the Walsh sisters’ books, i found it very funny however i think that even if you hadn’t you would still find it amusing. If you get highly offended over certain things, i might not recommend it however i think if that’s the case you really need to get over it.
I would definitely recommend this eBook as a light, funny read that will entertain you. There were many ‘laugh out loud’ moments for me.