Don't Look Back in Ongar/ Ross O Carroll Kelly

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The final instalment in the Ross O'Carroll Kelly series* * * It looked like it was Game Over for the Rossmeister General. I was staring down the barrel of the big four-oh! And what did I have to show for it?I was an out-of-work rugby coach who was soon to be divorced. My old dear was sliding away in a nursing home in a certain suburb of West Dublin.

And my old man had brought the country to the verge of, like, nuclear annihilation. And if that wasn’t bad enough, my teenage daughter was in love again. My sister-in-law was about to give birth to a baby that was possibly mine.

And Castlerock College was about to go – I can’t even say the word – co-ed. People kept saying that we were facing Ormageddon. But I was like, ‘Hey, it’s not the end of the world.’Because Father Fehily used to say, ‘Sometimes good things come to an end so that better things can come to a beginning.’

Our daring hero may have come home to catch a breath, but the real circus has only just begun. It's like, 'Fooooooock!

Our nation's great satirist - Irish Times

A national treasure. The single greatest chronicler of our times - Irish Independent 

Book after book, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly delivers the goods . . . in a league of his own - Business Post 

Ireland's finest comic creation since Father Ted - Hot Press

Satirical masterpieces - Irish Daily Star

The single greatest chronicler of our times - Irish Independent