Inspired by a true story, Waking Ned is an hilarious novelisation of a new film about everyone’s dream – to win the lottery.
Set in Southern Ireland in the tiny coastal village ot Tulaigh Morh, Waking Ned is the comic tale of Jackie O’Shea and Michael O’Sullivan and a lottery scam that changes the lives of the community for ever.
When one day Jackie discovers that someone in the village has won the Irish lottery, he suggests to his life-long friend Michael that they should track down the winner, befriend them, and share the jackpot. After a series of false leads they eventually find the winner… Ned Devine, who is dead in his bed, with the winning ticket in his hand and a smile on his face. The shock of winning has killed him.
Ned has no family, so Jackie and Michael set in action a complicated plan to claim the money for the whole village to share. The events that unfold are more dramtic than winning the lottery itself.
In the vein of The Full Monty, Waking Ned is British film-making at its best, guaranteed to warm hearts and charm millions the world over.
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ORIGINAL NOVELISATION OF THE HILARIOUS NEW COMEDY ABOUT EVERYONE’S DREAM – TO WIN THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.
There are just fifty-two inhabitants of the small southern Irish village of Tullymor, so when retired farmer Jackie O’Shea learns by accident that one of them has won the lottery, he and his old friend Michael O’ Sullivan decide it should not be too difficult to find the mysterious winner and share in the jackpot.
After following a series of false leads they are shocked to discover the winner’s true identity. But the end of their search marks the beginning of their problems, as they embark on a complicatedseam that, in their fragile gras, quickly threatens to spiral out of control. Flying by the seat of their pants, lurching from one unforeseen crisis to another, they eventually realise that they will have to involve the whole village if they are to succeed. It is a move which will change the lives of the tiny community for ever.
The events that ultimately unfold are even more heart-stopping than winning the lottery itself …About the Author:
Wendy Holden is a journalist and the author of seven books, including a novelisation of The Full Monty. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and two dogs.
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006531512