The Van, Paperback Book
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Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money.

His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years.

The two old friends are out of luck and out of options.

That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business...By the bestselling author of The Commitments and The Snapper, The Van is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.


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One of my favourite books of all time. The third book in Roddy Doyle's "Barrytown" trilogy, this one for me is the best of a very strong trio. Jimmy Rabbitte Sr is one of my favourite characters of all time, and this book never fails to keep me laughing, no matter how many times I read it. A wonderful story, fantastic characters and lots of laughs.