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Regina de Búrca

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Regina de Búrca grew up in the west of Ireland surrounded by rare books and an eccentric breed of people known as book collectors. Her parents encouraged her to tell stories, thanks to the catalogue of excuses and half-truths that she had gathered by the age of six. They believed she had taken after her great-grandfather; a hopeless case whose only redeeming quality was his ability to tell a good yarn. Regina proved them right with the latter when she wrote her first book aged seven about a talking strawberry named Willis, after a character in the TV show “Diff'rent Strokes”. The jury is still out on the whether she’s a hopeless case or not though. Despite her bohemian parents’ best efforts, Regina is now a nerd who gets excited about new A ...more

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Really compelling and exciting story. I've never read anything else like it. My only complaint is that there wasn't a stronger female character in it - a real missed opportunity, I feel.
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The best writing I have read in some time, this book is one of a kind! I adored every word. Highly recommended.
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This book is really well-written but the pacing is a bit slow... Still, it was an interesting read as the book captures what 2008 in Ireland (just before the crash) was like very well. I loved the descriptions of the little girls and the dog. They we ...more
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