/ Includes PS Section The phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. / The stunning worldwide best-seller -- Frank McCourt's moving memoir of growing up in impoverished Ireland in the 1940's. / 'Angela's Ashes' was winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award. / 'Angela's Ashes' has sold over 2 million copies in paperback in the UK alone and been translated into 25 languages worldwide. / 'Angela's Ashes' was made into a major motion picture directed by Alan Parker and starred Robert Carlyle. / McCourt's latest memoir 'Teacher Man' has sold over 78,000 copies in hardback in the UK.
'Angela's Ashes' won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.
'An astonishing book!completely mesmerising -- you can open it almost at random and find writing to make you gasp.' Independent 'The most remarkable thing about Frank McCourt, apart from his survival, is his lack of sorrowfulness. "Angela's Ashes" sings with irreverent Limerick wit. It makes you smile at the triumph of the storyteller, a tougher specimen who escaped Limerick's teeming alleys through intelligence and cunning and lived to tell the tale.' The Times 'Once opened, this brilliant and seductive book will not let you rest until Frank emerges, more or less reared, at the close of boyhood.' Thomas Keneally, author of 'Schindler's List.' 'Frank McCourt's lyrical Irish voice will draw comparison to Joyce. It's that seductive, that hilarious. In the annals of memoir, his name will be writ large.' Mary Karr, author of 'The Liar's Club'. 'I was moved and dazzled by the sombre and lively beauty of this book; it is a story of survival and growth beyond all odds; a chronicle of surprising triumphs, written in language that is always itself triumphant.' Mary Gordon, author of 'The Shadow Man.'