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    DescriptionIn The Mammy, star Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll introduced fans to the earthy and exuberant Agnes Browne, a fiesty young widow struggling to raise an unruly, high-spirited brood in The Jarro, the gritty tenement heart of 1960s Dublin. Over the course of two subsequent novels, The Chisellers and The Granny, fans accompanied her through all her children's escapades and the other adversities that challenged her starch, street smarts, and wit. Soon there was a movie, Agnes Browne. But hungry fans wanted more. Now, in The Young Wan, they have Agnes as even her children never saw her-a girl, a "young wan," growing up in the 1940s. The shy child Agnes Reddin and Marion Delany, destined to be her lifelong best friend, together survive the indignities and demands of schoolteacher nuns, unwelcome siblings, first jobs, first dances, and first encounters with the opposite sex. Agnes learns the street market trade from a tough ex-con and is about to marry the good-for-nothing charmer Redser Browne. But in a world where everyone knows everyone else's business, it's not only her motherwith a past of her own to recountwho fears Agnes will be turned away at the altar if she persists in wearing white. For within Agnes there buds already the first of the family to whom she'll become the ur-Irish mother. Filled with O'Carroll's trademark wicked wit and loving, larger-than-life characters, The Young Wan reveals the inner workings of one family and onewoman who cheerfully and irreverently defy everything life throws at them.


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    Title
    The Young Wan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brendan O'Carroll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452284845
    ISBN 10: 0452284848
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    DC22: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FT
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6065.C36 Y68 2004
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PLUME
    Publication date
    01 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London