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When Uncle Bens Dublin business fails its clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong He just isnt his usual cheerful self So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Bens back and he wont be OK until its gone they decide theyre going to get rid of it ...more

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Roddy Doyle (Irish: Ruaidhrí Ó Dúill) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. He won the Booker Prize in 1993.

Doyle grew up in Kilbarrack, Dublin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University College, Dublin. He spent several years as an English and geography teacher before becoming a full-time writer in 1993.