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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel
An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist's larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland. Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.

Cornelius P. "Fatty" O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his 40th birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately things go terribly wrong: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; the country hotel's dinner spread and bathroom fixtures leave much to be desired; and the down-to-earth O'Learys find their fellow guests are more than a little snobbish. In this amusing and touching portrayal of a kindly, misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favorite to his many fans.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-300-7 / 978-1-84697-300-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-451-8 / 978-1-84697-451-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-323-6 / 978-1-84697-323-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4712-7171-4 / 978-1-4712-7171-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU