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So, I mentioned to DH how much I've enjoyed listening to A Prayer For Owen Meany on Radio Four this week (it's my favourite book) and in a rare moment of philanthropy, he went out and bought me ....

(12 Posts)
Sniggerdoon Fri 23-Jan-09 15:02:56

A book by Irvine Welsh.

"I knew it was Irvine, Irving, something. I kept thinking Govan, but then I remembered Irvine!".

<insert bovine contentment visual of choice>

Is it the thought that counts? Is it?

<<I have supporting evidence of the negatory>>

Katw3kitts Fri 23-Jan-09 15:05:15

Still got the receipt ??

Sniggerdoon Fri 23-Jan-09 15:08:56

God, I wish.

It's a signed copy of "If you liked school, you'll love work", and it has ebay writ large in its future.

Katw3kitts Fri 23-Jan-09 15:12:08


ramonaquimby Fri 23-Jan-09 15:20:07

that's quite sweet

had forgotten how much I like his books - must dust some off!

Sniggerdoon Fri 23-Jan-09 15:25:31

Sorry, ramona, before I embrace you as a potential friend - whose books?

Irving? Or Irvine?

traceybath Fri 23-Jan-09 15:27:03

Oooh i've loved listening to it too but had to pick DS1 up today early as had swimming so will have to listen again.

rubyslippers Fri 23-Jan-09 15:28:48


I also love a Prayer for Owen Meany

may have to re-read it again!

wilbur Fri 23-Jan-09 15:34:55

You could always counter by giving him "A Widow For One Year" and say that's what you'll be if he buys you any more Irvine Welsh books...

ramonaquimby Fri 23-Jan-09 15:36:30


John Irving

Sniggerdoon Fri 23-Jan-09 15:40:00

<inappropriate snorting>

Yes, wilbur, I may well use your suggestion...

HappyWoman Fri 23-Jan-09 17:29:02

are you able to listen to that now on iplayer or something??

I loved that book too.

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