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Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood

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Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.

Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.

It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums -- too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brought the family to the brink of disaster.

It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and a remarkable absence of sentimentality, Angela's Ashes is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion.

Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.

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HarperPerennial
0007205236 / 9780007205233
Paperback / softback
03/10/2005
United Kingdom
English
426 p.
20 cm
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Quiz No: 99817, Points 23.00, Book Level 5.90,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1996.
Includes PS Section Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. This beautiful reissue of Angela's Ashes is a forerunner to the publication of Frank McCourt's new memoir Teacher Man. Angela's Ashes has sold over 2 million copies in paperback in the UK.
Includes PS Section Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. This beautiful reissue of Angela's Ashes is a forerunner to the publication of Frank McCourt's new memoir Teacher Man. Angela's Ashes has sold over 2 million copies in paperback in the UK. 1DBR Ireland, 3JJ 20th century, BGA Autobiography: general