/ Key title A third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. In Teacher Man, Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City. / The launch of Teacher Man will be the publishing event of the year. / Huge advertising campaigns in the UK and Ireland. / Massive publicity campaign. / Frank McCourt will appear at festivals and events. / Angela's Ashes and 'Tis have sold three and a half million copies in the UK and Ireland. / Both Angela's Ashes and 'Tis will be reissued alongside Teacher Man.
Frank McCourt's first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it has sold 1.3 million copies in its Flamingo editions alone and tens of millions worldwide. He taught for 30 years in various New York City high schools and in city colleges. His sequel to Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, continued its predecessor's huge success. He lives in New York.
PRAISE FOR ANGELA'S ASHES: 'An astonishing book ! completely mesmerising -- you can open it almost at random and find writing to make you gasp.' Independent PRAISE FOR 'TIS: 'Few will be able to resist this pacey and fluent sequel... McCourt's gift lies not simply in having lived through interesting times, but in having developed his skills as an editor and narrator to produce two fine, funny and moving slices of a past that is not simply Ireland's, but everyone's.' Guardian PRAISE FOR ANGELA'S ASHES: 'Brilliant and seductive.' THOMAS KENEALLY, author of Schindler's List 'Writing in prose that's pictorial and tactile, lyrical but streetwise, Mr McCourt does for the town of Limerick what the young Joyce did for Dublin: he conjures the place for us with such intimacy that we feel we've walked its streets and crawled its pubs.' New York Times PRAISE FOR 'TIS: "Tis is a work of great charm and power, perhaps even more so than its predecessor.' Mail on Sunday