Book Title: Big Maggie

Details: Author: Keane, John B.

Reading Age: 13 +

Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781781172858

Number of pages: 128

Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm

Retail Price: €9.99

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Book Description
New schools edition, with notes, of one of John B.'s finest plays, which is on the Leaving Certificate curriculum for 2016. The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property, but she has other ideas. John B. Keane's wonderful creation of a rural Irish matriarch ranks with Juno, Mommo and Molly Bloom as one of the great female creations of twentieth-century Irish literature."