ed Nick Hornby, 1993, Witherby
ed Dermot Bolger, 1993, Picador
(1993) Dir Stephen Frears
One little secret is about to cause a big, big commotion. When the oldest daughter of a riotous, close-knit family announces her unexpected pregnancy, everyone wants to know who fathered the ‘snapper’ she’s carrying. But Sharon’s refusal to reveal anything about her predicament sends the neighbourhood into a tizzy.
Welcome to the world of ten-year-old Paddy Clarke, growing up in Barrytown, north Dublin. From fun and adventure on the streets, boredom in the classroom to increasing isolation at home, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is the story of a boy who sees everything but understands less and less. The book won the Booker Prize in 1993.