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'Tis Frank

Advantages: Very witty, also a piece of history
Disadvantages: Drags on in places, especially towards the end

This book took me a while to read. I read the first half very quickly, enjoying Frank’s witty stories immensely, but found the remainder a bit harder going. So, what is it about? Well, “‘Tis” is the second book written by Frank McC ...

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Just why are sequels never as good

Advantages: A few funny and moving parts. Not many, but some.
Disadvantages: Dull, too long, not a patch on the original.

“Tis” is the long awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed bestseller “Angela’s Ashes” and continues the memoirs of Frank Mccourt in his American journey. Having recently read and reviewed “Angela’s Ashes” on ...

Collingwood21 30.03.2001 · Read full review
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Tapping the Spoons and Naked Priests

Advantages: still a good book
Disadvantages: chapters too short, not as good as Angela's Ashes

'Tis (A Memoir) Frank McCourt 'Tis is the sequel to Angela's Ashes (AA) and I strongly recommend you read it before you tackle 'Tis. If you are unsure, perhaps you could read my review on it available from all good bookshops and my profile. ' ...

christopherj84 09.04.2002 · Read full review
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Tis full of the excitement

Advantages: Great read
Disadvantages: Sex life suffers

After reading Angela’s Ashes, which I enjoyed immensely, I suggested to my wife that she might like to read it too. She doesn’t read much at all, she claims she is too busy “cleaning up after you lot!” and holding down a demandin ...

jimblob 20.10.2002 · Read full review
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Tis by Frank McCourt

Advantages: Quite simply, a fascinating insight into an ordinary Irishmans life
Disadvantages: You may well shed a few tears,but these will quickly be replaced with laughter

This book is the sequel to "Angela's Ashes", in which the author tells us about his poverty stricken childhood in Ireland. After working as a messenger boy, McCourt finally has enough money to realise his American dream when the woman for whom he wrote t ...

MISSBISHI 27.02.2001 · Read full review
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