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Publisher's Summary

Narrated by me, Erin Quinn, this is the audio edition of my literary debut, Erin's Diary, a memoir that some are already calling a masterpiece (my Granda Joe has impeccable taste). I hope you won't feel too intimidated by my talent, but rather that this unique recording of my work provides you with the inspiration you are most likely searching for.

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it's like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict.

It's a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it's also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, Salt-N-Pepa, Doc Martens and The X Files. And while The Troubles may hang over her hometown, Erin has troubles of her own, like the fact that the boy she's in love with (actually in LOVE with) doesn't know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin Orla in everything she does. Or that head teacher Sister Michael refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin's never even kissed anyone yet. These are Erin's Troubles.

Described by the Guardian as 'daft, profane and absolutely brilliant', by the New Statesman as 'pitch-perfect' and by i-D as 'the greatest show on British (and Irish) TV', Derry Girls has dazzled audiences for two series, with Channel 4's biggest UK comedy launch since 2004 and the biggest television series in Northern Ireland since modern records began.

Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In the manner of the very best TV comedy books, Erin's Diary is a hilarious 'in world' publication that extends the laugh-out-loud humour of Derry Girls. With Erin's inner take on everything that has happened so far, this book will both dive deeper into the events we have seen unfold on the screen and unveil brand new stories and never-before-revealed details about characters. Complete with newspaper clippings, doodles, poetry, school reports, handwritten notes from her friends and much much more, Erin's Diary is as warm, funny and brilliantly observed as the TV; a must-have for fans this Christmas.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Lisa McGee (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Erin is 16 and wishes she had a boyfriend and a life. Nothing else really happens.... It's boring." (Orla McCool) 

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Derry Girls

I love the show on Netflix. The book is a lot of fun too. Saoirse-Monica Jackson does an excellent job.

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perfect tie in

if you discovered Derry Girls from Netflix like i did and had had questions like "what happen to this person from season 1?" or had fan theories, this book share the small details from the series.

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Class

Listening while we all wait for series 3. Saoirse's impressions of other characters in the show is jaw dropping.

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Perfect Addition to Derry Girls Series!

Listening to this book is just a perfect addition to the dairy girl's series. The fact that it's read by the author and the star of the show just adds that much extra to it! I cannot get enough of the show. I watch it over and over. I have it while busy around the house even, it's just a funniest stuff! You never tire of the humor and the wit. The other day one of my grown children said something to me and I actually replied that "You must think I came up the Foyle in a bubble." as naturally as if it was it was something I said all the time. We both looked at each other and just laughed because ...I am a Dairy Girl!!!

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  • Ms JBM
  • 11-14-20

Cracker

The voice of her generation. Listened as a companion piece to the book. Great for anyone who wants to improve their Derry accent and immerse themselves in the nuanced intonation of a literary legend. Erin Quinn... There can only ever be one, though I do think that Erin Di Winter does have a certain ring to it.

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  • George Simkin
  • 05-28-22

If you like the show, you'll love this.

A fantastic performance by Saoirse-Monica Jackson. The English and American accents she does are really good as well.
Lisa McGee has written an amazing story in Derry Girls and this really helps in giving background to it.

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  • Eoin
  • 05-20-21

5/5 for Saoirse-Monica Jackson

The reading was just extremely good and well done, if only Erin Quinn was as eloquent as Saoirse-Monica Jackson

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-25-20

Great hope this isnt the end of the show

Great stuff for any fan of the show and you don't need to actually watch the show to listen to the book either but im glad i done both

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-20

It was CRACKER!

It was so good!
Loved every minute of this

Derry Girls for EVER and EVVVVEEERRRR!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-24-20

Pointless

If you've seen the show then you don't need this because it adds nothing in any way. The worst aspect was that there was a jump of several months between the end of S1 and the beginning of S2. If there had been content here I would have given it a much better score. Even aside from that, there is no need insight into the characters. It feels extremely lazy. I'll be returning it for a refund.

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  • 03-31-22

A fun time

It felt like I was spending time in Derry with the gals (oops and James) again.

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  • karolyne
  • 04-30-21

Derry girls

Loved this!lots of laughs out loud ☘️😂a great companion to the show.Lisa Mc Gee is pure class