The Talk of the Town (novel)

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The Talk of the Town
Author Ardal O'Hanlon
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Young adult, Comedy novel
Publisher Sceptre
Publication date
21 January 1999
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 244 Pages
ISBN 0-340-74858-3 (paperback edition)
ISBN 0-8050-6330-7 (hardcover edition)

The Talk of the Town is the first novel written by Ardal O'Hanlon, published by Sceptre in 1999. It was renamed Knick Knack Paddy Whack for publication in United States.

The novel is set in 1980's Ireland and is about life in a small Irish town, where everyone knows your business. Its tone is humorous but dark. The main character is Patrick Scully, a hapless youth with few prospects.