Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle – A Giveaway!

This week in Reading Ireland Month, it is Contemporary Novel week and I will be reviewing four recent books from Ireland and Northern Ireland throughout the coming days.

However, to kick off the week in style, I am hosting a giveaway and the chance for one lucky person to win a hardback copy of the new Roddy Doyle novel – Charlie Savage.

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Not only that, it is signed by the man himself!

Roddy 2


Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who’s realised that he’s been a woman all along….

Charlie Savage compiles a year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s hilarious series for the Irish Independent. Giving a unique voice to the everyday, he draws a portrait of a ma – funny, loyal and somewhat bewildered – trying to keep pace with the modern world (if his knees don’t give out first).

 To enter the giveaway, just comment below and tell me your favourite recent novel – that’s all!

I will post internationally and will announce the winner, drawn by Rafflecopter, on Sunday.

Charlie Savage is not published until March 7th so the book will be posted to the winner after that date.

Good luck!

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29 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Thanks, I’m happy to enter your competition!
    My favourite recent novel which I just gave 5 stars to was Andrea Levy’s Every Light in the House is Burnin’, her debut novel, a moving and at times humorous portrayal of an immigrant family in London, clearly inspired by her own family.


  2. Currently reading Margaret Attwood’s “The Handmaids Tale”, with “The Psychology of Time Travel” by Kate Mascarenhas waiting in the wings. Also for work focus, I’m reading Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed…


  3. Hello, Cathy. A recent favorite is Tall Oaks (Chris Whitaker) and also want to mention Everything Here Is Beautiful (Mira Lee). Both recommended.


  4. Lately? I’ve been loving Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. It’s got loads of Trekkie humor, hungry zombies, and (possibly) aliens. Very smart and funny.

    p.s. Roddy Doyle’s signature made me laugh 😀

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  5. What a generous offer, Cathy, and what a fine kick-off for this event!
    I recently enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s dark graphic novel The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch: a Romance (a rather unwieldy title, I admit!) which reminded me of how confusing childhood can be in the world of adults.
    Though, having just finished a reread of Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle (with its remembrances of the South Wales of her childhood) for Dewithon19, I’m tempted to say I preferred the grown-up depiction of a couple’s attraction for each other in a fantasy ostensibly aimed at young readers.


  6. Donovan’s Station by Robin McGrath. I read the original print version of this local historical fiction novel about 15 years ago and was glad to revisit it in audiobook form, which I finished this week. It was nice to be reacquainted with 84 year-old Keziah Donovan as she looks back on her life around St. John’s, Newfoundland. And l am including it in my #readingirelandmonth19 books because it has a number of Irish or Irish-Newfoundland characters, including Keziah’s husbands and the real historical figure Bishop Michael Fleming.

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  7. My current favourite recent read is The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by New Zealand writer Tina Makareti. It’s a deceptively easy to read novel with a very likeable narrator, but in fact packs quite a punch. Key themes are identity, colonialism, cultural imperialism. I loved it!

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