Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - SIGNED - Roddy Doyle 1993 - Secker & Warburg, London - First Edition A first edition of Roddy Doyle’s 1993 Booker Prize winning work, without the usual fading to the spine, and signed by him on the title page.

Set in a working-class Irish town in 1968, this candid picture of life in a fictional north Dublin suburb is related by bright and sensitive 10-year-old Paddy Clarke who, together with his best friend Kevin, are part of a neighbourhood gang that sets fires in vacant buildings, routinely teases younger children, and plays in forbidden places. Told in a bold, infantile style of narration, Doyle conveys the activities, taboos, ceremonies and often daring glee and distorted sense of the world, as viewed by boys verging on adolescence.
  Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of several novels, short story collections and a memoir about his parents. His debut novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987, and later adapted into a hugely successful film of the same name.

References: Imlah, ‘
A boy’s own adventure’ The Independent 1993. Publisher’s Weekly, web.
pp. [6] 282.
  Condition: Near fine, with the usual very light browning to page edges due to poor paper stock, in fine dust-jacket.   Ref: 102871   Price: HK$ 1,100