Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

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Narrated By: Amy McAllister

Duration: 9 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

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Aisling is thirty, flirty and frazzled.

But - just when she should finally be feeling all grown-up - she's floundering.

Because when you're recovering from a broken heart as well as struggling to keep your café as sizzling as your award-winning sausages, it's hard to feel you've really made it as an adult.

Which is just the moment for the unexpected to strike and complicate everything.

Now is not the time for a delicious new man to show up, her best friend to demand the hen do of the century and a surprise celebrity appearance.

But Aisling, never one to worry about having too much on her plate, rolls up her sleeves: she's got this.

Until she discovers that being a proper grown-up means you can't do everything.

Sometimes you will let someone down.

But will it be those she loves, or herself?


Contemporary romance, Humorous fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction, Contemporary lifestyle fiction, Family life fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships

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The year's funniest book to date


Her voice leaps off the page . . . it's this depth of character and eye for detail that makes comparisons with Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series spot-on


Funny and human, Aisling is already queen of Irish comic fiction. Long may she reign


Will have you laughing out loud one minute and crying the next. This is a joyful, emotional, heartfelt, hilarious romp of a novel


Plenty of acutely observed running jokes . . . The female relationships are as charmingly drawn as ever . . . It's not difficult to see why Aisling has become such a phenomenon in Irish publishing

Sunday Times

The Irish answer to Bridget Jones . . . will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen's effortlessly clever writing with heaps of humour, sharp observations and witty dialogue is being described as this year's funniest novel to date. Could this be the best Aisling book so far?


The Irish answer to Bridget Jones . . . it's stuffed with laughs

Daily Mail

Aisling and the novel have a great big thumping heart

Sunday Times

Humour, warmth and quintessential Irishness. Much hilarity, many tears and an ending that is incredibly uplifting

Woman & Home, Books of the Year

There aren't enough words for how much I love it. It's feicin' HILAIRE and very touching

Hilariously funny, but often very moving too. Aisling is the real Voice of Ireland

Praise for Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling and The Importance of Being Aisling


Our favourite resident of Ballygobbard is back in this third instalment of my go-get-happy series


Funny, on-the-nose accounts of a certain kind of Irish girl we all know

The Irish World Newspaper

One of my fave novels of 2017. It really does remind me of Marian Keyes

Should come with a health warning. Ten pages in my face hurts from grinning

Sunday Independent

Will have you shedding a tear as well as laughing your socks off


Prim and proper Aisling is back in this third hilarious instalment