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The Commitments

Large print edition
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This edition was published in by Isis Large Print in Oxford.

Written in English

169 pages

Barrytown, Dublin has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of Soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel "The Lips" Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name? This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band — The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin.
--back cover

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2013, Isis Large Print
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June 1999, Grupo Editorial Norma
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1998, Vintage
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September 11, 1997, 10-18
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1993?, Vintage Contemporaries
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June 10, 1993, VINTAGE (RAND)
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The Commitments
1991, Minerva
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The commitments
1990, Minerva
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The Commitments
1989-07, Vintage Contemporaries
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The Commitments
Mar 19, 1989, NA
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The Commitments
Mar 19, 1989, NA
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The commitments
1988, Heinemann
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The Commitments
1987, King Farouk
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The Commitments

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Take a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths who call themselves The Commitments, give them a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, and a mission -- to bring Soul to Dublin -- and you have the makings of one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock 'n' roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet. Roddy Doyle, a young Dubliner, writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm, about his city with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism - and the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music.
--back cover

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We'll ask Jimmy, said Outspan.
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The Commitments

Large print edition

This edition was published in by Isis Large Print in Oxford.


Edition Description

Barrytown, Dublin has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of Soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel "The Lips" Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name? This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band — The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Series
Barrytown
Copyright Date
1987

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
169p.
Number of pages
169

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Open Library
OL31902638M
Internet Archive
commitments0000doyl_j7r2
ISBN 10
0753192594
ISBN 13
9780753192597
OCLC/WorldCat
986552640
Goodreads
23217233

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