View Full Version : Paula Spenser by Roddy Doyle

October 13th, 2007, 02:42 PM
I'm listening to this book, "Paula Spenser" by Roddy Doyle. It's about a newly recovering alcoholic single mom. Very realistic...I think Roddy Doyle knows what she's writing about. One of the incidents in the book made me smile. The main character was in a market buying booze (what else?), & had to buy all sorts of other things she neither needed nor wanted. She did this in order to "fool" the check-out person. I know I've done that. I didn't want my bottle to go down the conveyer belt alone (too obvious), so I had to get a bunch of other stuff I didn't really want. Mary

October 15th, 2007, 09:31 AM
I must give that a read Mary ,Ive never heard of it . I too can understand the disguising the booze nonsence .I at one time used to go to a different off licence every day so I would not be revealed as an alco by the local community!!! Who was I fooling!

October 17th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Limers: I had about 3 or 4 liquor stores I went to in order stay anonymous. As you said, who was I fooling? Mary