The Van
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The Van

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Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business...By the bestselling author of The Commitments and The Snapper, The Van is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 160g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749399902
  • 9780749399900
  • 81,277

About Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels, one collection of short stories and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. His last book, The Dead Republic, was the final volume in the Henry Smart trilogy.show more

Review quote

"A wonderfully funny book, that crackles and spits like fat in the fryer. It is also very touching...fine entertainment" Daily Telegraph "The last novel of his superb trilogy about the Rabbitte family of North Dublin...often hilarious, always enthralling and - this really is the case - unputdownable" Sunday Times "Roddy Doyle is a phenomenon... The Van is not just a very funny book, it is also faultless comic writing" New Statesman "There have been no novels published this year which are as funny, as understanding about the triumphs and indignities of family life, or as brave in touching upon the raw nerves of the male psyche" Guardianshow more

Review Text

"A wonderfully funny book, that crackles and spits like fat in the fryer. It is also very touching...fine entertainment"show more

Rating details

5,384 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,438)
4 44% (2,393)
3 24% (1,316)
2 4% (195)
1 1% (42)
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