The Woman on the Bus

by Pauline McLynn

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A woman gets off a bus and completely disrupts the village she lands in. Full of humour, it touches on alcoholism, infidelity, loss and hope. The style is gentle and charming with real Irish warmth. It is the best thing she has written. In fact, after writing crime capers she has at last found her forte. You may know her as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted or as a comedian, now know her as a novelist for she is well worth trying. A beautiful read.


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The Woman on the Bus Synopsis

The bus from Dublin to Limerick has never meant much to the inhabitants of Kilbrody, until a woman steps off it, marches into the pub and drinks herself into oblivion. When she finally wakes up, several days later, it is to discover that Charlie Finn (who put her to bed); the local garda and indeed the whole village are talking about her. Who is the woman on the bus? The question is, will she tell them?

The Woman on the Bus Press Reviews

'For all it's Gaelic gaiety there's a serious message here, and McLynn delivers it wth some style'
Daily Mirror

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ISBN: 9780747267829
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Publisher: Headline
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747267829
Publication date: 4th April 2005
Author: Pauline McLynn
Publisher: Headline
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery,

About Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn grew up in Galway, and first started acting while studying history of art at Trinity College, Dublin. She shot to fame playing the inimitable Mrs Doyle in Father Ted, and has appeared in numerous other film, television and stage roles. She divides her time between London and Dublin where she lives with her husband. 

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