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The Granny (Agnes Browne #3)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  1,293 ratings  ·  118 reviews
The third and final installment of Irish comic Brendan O'Carroll's celebrated Agnes Browne trilogy finds Agnes outside the maternity ward of Dublin's Rotunda Hospital, where she has just become a "granny" and is feeling old. But with a daughter trapped in a failing marriage, a homesick son in London, another son headed for prison, and a new grandchild on the way, the Brown ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Penguin Group US (first published 1996)
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I enjoyed the trilogy very much. They aren't what I expected and I think that who reads them thinking they will be just the same as the new massively popular television series may be dissappointed. These books show Agnes Brown as much less outrageous than we see her in the show - we see a more realistic version of her as a single parent, friend and lover. They are still very funny but in a different way! They are also, at times, very sad and touching and the ending of this book shocked the life ...more
Book Addict Shaun
I am feeling quite emotional at reaching the end of this wonderful trilogy of books. I have laughed and I have cried in equal measure reading these books, and the last couple of chapters in The Granny almost turned me into an emotional wreck! Brendan O'Carroll has created characters that you just fall in love with, that each feel incredibly real, each with their own unique personalities. The characters in these books just came alive in my mind thanks to O'Carroll's fantastic dialogue and descrip ...more
This book was amazing. The best of the trilogy. All three books were incredible but this last one made me laugh and cry like I never have with any other book I've read. Brendan O'Carroll is a wonderfully descriptive writer, taking you right into the family of the story. You feel their pain as well as their joys and celebrations. A fantastic author!
This was the last book in a trilogy that I didn't want to end . . . I fell in love with this whole family, especially Agnes Browne, and I cried at the end of her story.

The characters are so incredibly real that surely, surely, these people actually exist somewhere in Ireland. . . I hope they do.
Claudia Sesto
"La frattura nella sua vita era stata ricompensata dal solido acciaio dell'amore".
Nei film con il sequel il primo rimane sempre il più bello.....qui nella saga di Agnes Browne per me si è verificato il contrario questo libro l'ultimo (purtroppo)è veremente bello...ho pianto ed ho riso com'è nella vita reale.
Un bellissimo libro pieno di sentimenti intorno al clan Browne insieme a loro vivremo la vita di tutti i giorni con le difficoltà, il dolore, il sorriso, l'amore, l'orgoglio, la gelosia, la
This Trilogy has been a suprise for me! I totally enjoyed all three books and this last one The Granny had some bittersweet suprises. Definately in the top of my faves!!!
Mi è parso il migliore della trilogia, ma sempre piuttosto mediocre, sia a livello di trama, sia a livello di introspezione psicologica. Un romanzo di puro svago, diciamo.
Fiona - Fiona's Book Reviews
The final part of the trilogy and a perfect way to end it, albeit an ending I wasn't expecting.

This book is a lot darker than the first two books. Yes there is still the humour from the author, but the subject matter at times is difficult to read. As a fan of the TV series I see the characters as I'm reading the stories. Due to the subject matter, and in particular the ending, it was difficult to read because the characters weren't doing what I expected them to do based of the series.

I needed to
The final chapter of Agnes Browne's life.

This was much sadder than the first book in the series, but funny none-the-less. heartwarming & heart wrenching all at the same time. I'm still waiting to read The Chiselers, which is the second book in the series and mainly about her sons growing up.

From page 18:
"'Arrow Browne. In school he'll be registered as Browne, Arrow! Good God, it sounds like somethin' a cowboy might find up his arse!' (Agnes).........'Ha, that's great. If he grows up and marr
All of these are fun and entertaining
Kitty Jay
The final book in the Agnes Browne series, not including The Young Wan, is a delight, as ever. Though Brendan O'Carroll's writing can be admittedly simplistic, and relies heavily on coincidence, farce, and twists of fate that are often hard to take, he truly shines through when painting characters and their relationships. His Browne family is pitch perfect - from Dermot, the often prankish but never malicious son whose mischievous ways catch up to him, to Mark, the loving and responsible, but of ...more
David Savage
The Granny is the third book in the Agnes Browne (Mrs Brown’s Boys) trilogy by Brendan O’Carroll. With all the Browne children now grown up and leaving home to go their own ways Agnes Browne becomes a granny at 47 when Mark and Betty have their first child.

Some of the children have gone on to lead very successful lives while Cathy is stuck in a bad marriage, Dermot ends up in prison for manslaughter along with his best mate Buster and Trevor moves to England. Agnes finds the break-up of the fami
Leggere una saga a volte è molto bello. Ti affezioni ai personaggi e sei presa dalla voglia di seguirne la storia e magari quando finisce ti senti un vuoto e vorresti non doverli abbandonare mai.
Ma con Agnes Browne non mi è successo. Agnes Browne ragazza che è stato l'ultimo scritto da O'Carroll ma che racconta l'inizio di Agnes, la sua giovinezza e la sua amicizia con Marion, è secondo me il migliore della serie, quello con più sentimento. Agnes Browne mamma ha invece molto umorismo e anche se
Carol Peace
I loved this book it had everything in it laughs, romance, tears and laughter. I have read the other 2 books but it was not necessary to have read them but I was lucky to receive them all from a good friend. This is a book I will keep on my shelves for all time and pick up when I need a reality check. They are so well written and with so much love that I don't think you cn fail to feel involved in it.
mi mancherete tu e la tua famiglia!
d'accordo, quelli della trilogia non saranno mai considerati dei capolavori letterari, ma hanno il pregio di parlare di cose semplici e di farlo con delicatezza e senza la pretesa di offrire alcuna soluzione se non quella del buonsenso e della leggerezza. perch in fondo cosa c' di pi bello di una giornata passata serenamente in famiglia?
mi mancherete tu e la tua famiglia!
d'accordo, quelli della trilogia non saranno mai considerati dei capolavori letterari, ma hanno il pregio di parlare di cose semplici e di farlo con delicatezza e senza la pretesa di offrire alcuna soluzione se non quella del buonsenso e della leggerezza. perch in fondo cosa c' di pi bello di una giornata passata serenamente in famiglia?
John Pollard
Good end to the trilogy, I can relate to many of the scenarios in the book, shows the value of family. Agnes typifies your Dublin Mum, wanting her children to find their own way in life, do the best they can, hoping things will work out in the end for them, while always taking responsibility for your actions.
All in all a humorous story based on reality of life in Dublin during the latter part of the 20th century.
Questo terzo episodio mi ha dato una strana sensazione. Non mi è piaciuto come i primi due, ma non me ne volevo separare.
Durante la lettura mi arrabbiavo quando Agnes non parlava, ma mi facevo coinvolgere dalle storie dei suoi figli.
Ero in cerca delle battute di Agnes, quelle battute uniche del primo volume, rare nel secondo e qui del tutto scomparse. Pensavo fossero soprattutto quelle a rendere originale la storia, che altrimenti sarebbe stata abbastanza quotidiana.
O' carroll ci ha fatto cono
All three of these books were really good and really fast reads. The first two were hilarious, with some drama and one sad part each. This one however, was very sad. It had it's uplifting moments, but it kind of ended the trilogy on a low note. The author also seems to have at least one fabulously unlikely coincidence occur in each book, but I can forgive him for this, since it makes for a satisfying ending. The only real complaint I have is my disappointment in Agnes because of her attitude tow ...more
Margherita Dolcevita
Il migliore della trilogia (non si possono dare sei o sette stelline?) che ha come protagonisti Agnes Browne e la sua famiglia allargata. Li ho letti in tre giorni, uno al giorno, ed è difficile separarmene. Ho riso, ho pianto, mi sono appassionata sul serio alle vicende di questa sgangherata famiglia, ho avidamente divorato le pagine per scoprire gli sviluppi della trama. Mi mancheranno tutti, ho raramente provato questo pathos, queste forti emozioni alla fine di un ciclo di romanzi.
Non c'è mo
I love this series; it goes from laugh-out-loud funny to heartbreaking to heartwarming in an instant. This third installment is set some 20 years after the first, and it's nice to catch up with characters I fell in love with in the first book.
Raven Taylor
This was a very enjoyable trilogy. I wish more people were still writing honest real life drama as it's in short supply among all the fantasy stuff that's all the rage. A fitting end to the trilogy I'll miss reading about Agnes and her family.
This is the third and final book in a trilogy about the life of Agnes Browne. There is even a movie titled Agnes Browne staring Angelica Huston based on the first book by Brendan O'Carroll titled The Mammy. All three books are quick reads and could easily be finished in a sitting. Cute stories that take place in the late to early seventies in Dublin, Ireland. The characters are crass and have a tendency to favor the pubs. Each book contains several short snippets of moments in the life of Agnes ...more
Oh, Lord I have just been traumatized and beat up by a work of fiction. This is the 3rd book n the trilogy of Agnes Brown and a half a box of tissue later, I am just a wreck. Bawling! What a moving book.
Natalie stockwell
brillent set not my normal type books but a great change not as funny as the tv seris but a more life like stories brillent set
Bonnie McHenry
One of the best endings to a book that I have read in a very long time. O'Carroll did a wonderful job at weaving together all 3 books keeping you interested in each story line. Sometimes when you have so many characters to follow it can become quite confusing. This was not the case here! Each character brought their own uniqueness to the story just as if you were living next door following the lives of your close neighbors. At times laugh out loud funny while other time visibly crying, your emot ...more
John E
A "feel good" ending to the story of Agnes. Rather a few to many coincidences, but even so a nice story.
Shelly Sheridan
Loved it. Loved reading it with an Irish accent.... Felt kinda Irish.
Tears flowed down my face as I finished this short book about "O'Connell's fun-loving working-class Dublin world" (-Entertainment Weekly).Agnes Browne raises her brood of kids alone, as varied as you can get, and suddenly hears herself called "Granny".I came to love all the characters from the worst of them to the best. O'Connell has a warm forgiving insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the working class Irishman. For me the worst of them is raised to the level of hero in this feel good ...more
Scott Reed
Hilarious and fast moving. Highly recommend the entire series.
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Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish BAFTA-winning writer, producer, comedian, author, actor and director. A popular comedian in Ireland since the early 1990s, O'Carroll is best known internationally for portraying the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in Mrs. Brown's Boys. O'Carroll has written seven novels, including The Mammy (1994), The Chisellers (1995), The Granny (1996), The Scrapper (origi ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Agnes Browne (5 books)
  • The Young Wan
  • The Mammy
  • The Chisellers
  • Agnes Browne: Agnes Browne mamma; I marmocchi di Agnes; Agnes Browne nonna; Agnes Browne ragazza (Agnes Browne, #0.5-3)
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