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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (Feb. 4 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743457463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743457460
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scottish Daily Record The ultimate feel-good book...funny...ironic...thrilling...provocative.

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Cathy Kelly is the Irish bestselling author of twelve other novels, many of which have been number one bestsellers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. She lives in Ireland with her husband and twin sons. In 2005 she was appointed an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland. Contact her on Twitter at @cathykellybooks or follow her on Facebook or at CathyKelly.com.


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While I am not a big fan of short stories, I had to have "Irish Girls About Town". Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes are two of my favorite authors and what can I say? I couldn't resist. These short stories are full of fun, life, and adventure in which any woman (not just the Irish!) can relate. "Irish Girls About Town" covers a wide range of topics, from PMS, to the simple joys of friendship, finding the perfect someone, heartbreak, and so much more.
Surprisingly, my favorite stories did not come from my favorite authors. Annie Sparrow's "The Unlovable Woman" had me laughing and rolling my eyes as at a woman who can't see the love of her life directly in front of her. "Moving" by Collette Caddle is another personal favorite. Out of 16 stories, only two seemed lacking. Julie Parson's "My Cup Runneth Over" was a bit darker and tried to pack too much into too small a space. "Your Place or Mine" suffered from the same. Other then that, this is a wonderful book. If you are fans of Binchy, Kelly, or Keyes; do not pass it up. I didn't and because of that, I have discovered some wonderful writers and got some wonderful stories in the process!
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What brilliant idea to have Ireland's most gifted female writers put together in a gem of a book! Irish Girls About Town is every chick lit enthusiast's dream come true. My favorite stories are the ones from Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy and Cathy Kelly. However, newcomer Marisa Mackle's "Girls' Weekend" is the best one out of the bunch. I was so impressed with her sharp wit that I purchased her debut novel, Mr. Right for the Night. This book is a true gem and I couldn't recommend it enough!
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Format: Paperback
You won't be able to put this book down. Stories by Cathy Kelly, Mary Ryan, Marian Keyes and Marisa Mackle shine through.
Also Annie Sparrow's story mad me laugh out loud. This is a wonderful collection from the cream of female Irish writers. A night in with Irish Girls About Town was better than any mad party night I had this Christmas and the stories are keeping me laughing well into the new year. Go on, buy it. I promise you won't regret it!!!
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I loved this book! Mostly I bought it because I love Marian Keyes (trust me, her story in this one DOES NOT do her justice) but I really like this book for many reasons.
The stories are not chock full of [adult relations], strip teases, or other various corny, READ: laughable scenes. I think this is a breath of much needed fresh air that definitely sets this "romance" anthology apart from any of the ones written by "American" women writers that I have attempted to read. These stories just flat out rely on humor, wit, and charm, not CHEAPNESS to carry the plots. Very impressive I think.
The stories were short. Which is great when you are in a reading environment that gets interrupted a lot (like, say you are supposed to be doing your job for example).
The stories are cute and very well written. Ok, I wasn't impressed with some of them, but the majority are very well written, quick reads that are cute, sassy, and totally fun. Don't worry about actually falling asleep on the job with this book. This might sound stupid, but the style of these Irish women writers makes their stories flow well.
Pick up this book as your next romance anthology read, or any light read for that matter, and PLEASE skip the Kasey Michaels and the Lori Foster anthologies!
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It's an Irish smorgasbord! 16 Irish women authors have banded together and produced a delightful collection of short stories, not only for your reading pleasure, but also to benefit two charities in the UK and Ireland - Barnado's and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
This book includes stories from popular best-selling novelists such as Marian Keyes (Angels, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Watermelon...) and Maeve Binchy ( Tara Road , Circle of Friends...), as well as up-and-coming Irish authors, such as Catherine Barry and Colette Cadle. Included are "Soulmates" (Marian Keyes) about the absolutely perfect couple who drive their friends nuts, "The Ring Cycle" (Martina Devlin) about a woman who was able to ditch her nutty husband but is haunted by her wedding ring, "The Twenty-Eighth Day" (Catherine Barry") about a normally balanced woman who is hormonally challenged by PMT once a month, and "Moving" (Colette Cadle) about a woman who carries a torch for a lost love and wonders why she only seems "happy enough" with her handsome husband and two beautiful children. There are lots more to amuse you with their Irish wit and charm, and you can finish one or two stories in a sitting.
Irish Girls About Town is a great way to sample different writing styles, discover a new favorite author, and do a good deed.
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Even before I married a boy of Celtic descent and acquired the right proper name of O'Hara, I was always drawn to the stories of the Irish, with their balance between reverence and irreverence, wit and misery. So when I was offered IRISH GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, a collection of short tales by sixteen of today's premiere and rising star female Irish authors, I replied "of course." And I am glad I did.
Joan O'Neill's "De-Stress" asks the age-old question, "Can one really mend a broken heart by falling into the arms of an incredibly handsome, tall young man with black hair and Mediterranean-blue eyes with biceps the size of babies' heads?" Apparently, yes, one can.
Every woman will find herself nodding her head in agreement as she reads Catherine Barry's "The Twenty Eighth Day." Read on: "I know I have PMT (PMS). I know what it is. I know why it happens. I know all about the hormonal imbalance. But all the knowledge in the world will not abate the terrific storm that looms in our normally happy abode. I know it passes and I know I can't help the way I feel. All the same, it doesn't stop me from wanting to stick a knife in Michael's eye."
Tessa, "desperate to get married," is Mary Ryan's "A Good Catch," an innocent. She moves out on her own, late in life, determined to find a husband and instead finds herself unknowingly living next door to a prostitute. Naïve to the end, even after discovering who her neighbor is, Tessa refuses to see it.
In Marian Keyes's "Soulmates," Georgia and Joel are the perfect couple. Born on the same day in the same year in the same city, how could they not be meant for each other?
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