The Woman on the Bus Paperback
It's a typical Tuesday evening in Kilbrody. Cathy Long is on her way to collect her drunken father from the pub. Ozzy O'Reilly is in the graveyard, watching the Dublin bus through his binoculars. Charlie Finn is pulling pints, when suddenly it hits him: he's bored. And that's when the woman from the bus walks through his door and drinks herself into oblivion. Now the whole village wants to know, who is the woman on the bus?
The question is, will she tell them?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 04/04/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747267829
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Review by SmithSJ01
Really enjoyed reading this book told through a range of characters. The story unfolds initially through Charlie, who runs Finn's pub in Kilbrody when a woman arrives in his pub off a bus with no idea of how she got there or who she is. She's been on the Dublin bus and it isn't until the wicked bus driver returns back on the route a few days later that all is revealed. We also meet a range of characters who tell their story such as Joyce and Tom Long as well as their daughter Cathy who form a big part of the narrative. Ozzy O'Reilly keeps a watchful eye on the community through his binoculars and we find out the goings on through him. Eventually we find out everything about the woman on the bus and a wonderful story continually unfolds as she settles into the Kilbrody community. A lovely read and I can see why the blurb refers to Marian Keyes and Maeve Binchy. Overall, a funny yet moving love story set amongst some wonderful scenery.
Review by Secret7
A lovely story. Pauline Mclynn's characters are full of life and love.
Review by nebula21
A nice piece of Chick Lit about a Dublin woman who escapes her tragic life by getting drunk and getting on a bus to Limerick. She gets off the bus at Kilbrody and reinvents herself finding a new job, new love and new perspective.