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Mark it in your diaries – the third installment of the Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling series will be on shelves soon.

Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling is out on September 12 and we are so excited.

This is the third book in the hit series which follows Aisling, a stereotypical country girl living in Dublin. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 The first book was a surprise bestseller from authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. 

The women have been best friends for more than ten years, after meeting when they were in college. 

The character of Aisling came from their discussions about a type of girl they would see around Dublin that was recognisable because of her culchie roots.

After setting up a Facebook page dedicated to her, the book deal came calling.

Their second book, The Importance of Being Aisling, was also a huge success. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans were delighted with the news that they would have another book to devour. 

One said, ''Congratulations ladies on another great book! Can’t wait to read it.''

While another wrote, ''Already knocked it outta the park with the name! Can’t wait to read it!''

We cannot wait to delve back into the world of Aisling – sure where else would you rather be? 

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We all recognise a part of ourselves in fictional female characters, whether that’s Bridget Jones and her goofy personality or Katniss Everdeen and her loyalty to her family and friends.

However, I don’t think us Irish women relate to anyone as much as Aisling, the protagonist in the best-selling book Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling.

Aisling’s story continues in the sequel The Importance of Being Aisling and reading the second instalment felt like I was reuniting with an old friend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her obsession with The Corrs, her lunchtime trip to Dunnes Stores to find a new ‘shumper’ and her determination to never miss a free hotel brekkie makes Aisling one of the most real female fictional characters.

After quite the emotional year things seem to be getting back on track for Aisling. She’s been enjoying many a glass of Pinot Greej with Sadhbh and co., she’s become accustomed to Dublin’s brunch addiction and she's even rekindled her romance with John.

However, she is still struggling to deal with the loss of her dear Daddy as Aisling, Mammy and her brother Paul are facing their first Christmas without him.

Anyone who has lost a family member knows just how hard that first Christmas is. Ever the positive person, Aisling seeks joy in the little things like Auntie Shelia’s famous stuffing and doing the ‘Big Shop’ in the new Aldi with Mammy, but that heartache is still there, which makes this book that little bit more personable.

Us Irish aren’t known for expressing our feelings and this is perfectly portrayed in the way Aisling and her family deal with Christmas without Daddy. The secret tears and unfulfilled traditions are oh so relatable for many readers.

What I adore most about Aisling is her ability to see the light in even the darkest of moments. Her “Ah sure, it’ll be grand” attitude is infectious in this tale and part of me felt proud of her for continuing on despite the hurdles life throws at her.

When things at PensionsPlus go awry, Aisling has no choice but to abandon her life in Dublin. She returns home to Mammy and That Bloody Cat, but before she knows it she's planning an escape route when life in Ballygobbard is too much to handle.

Aisling jets off to Las Vegas with Majella and Sadhbh in tow and the trip gives her the confidence boost that shows Aisling she’s capable of a hell of a lot more than she ever gave herself credit for.

The Importance of Being Aisling is full or warmth and that unique Irish wit. It'll be a comfort to you on those dreary Autumn evenings and your best companion on your commute to work

The Importance Of Being Aisling: Country Roads, Take Her Home by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen is published by Gill Books.

You can pick up your very own copy here.

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Tonight’s The Late Late Show has an amazing lineup, and we cannot wait to watch it.

Appearances will be made by Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, and our favourite – authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen.

The two women are most known for writing Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling.

The hilarious Irish best-selling novel has quickly climbed the charts and is definitely a must-read.

It tells the story of 28-year-old Aisling who lives at home in Ballygobbard with her parents.

The young woman finds familiarity in her routine, commuting to her dependable job in Dublin and staying at her long-time boyfriend’s house twice a week.

But eventually, Aisling gets tired of waiting for him to put a ring on it. And that’s when everything changes in her comedic story.

And now the heartwarming story is in the process of being made into a film.

Taking to Twitter, writers, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen announced that Element Pictures have acquired the film rights.

The authors are thrilled to be bringing their dream to the big screens.

Emer and Sarah have climbed to fame since their popular novel’s release, and they live to entertain.

“We’ve known this character for ten years so to be given the opportunity to take her from the pages of our beloved book and transform her into a walking, talking, caring (and judging, let’s be honest) girl in front of a camera is beyond our wildest dreams. We can’t wait to start!”

It has been seven months since the big announcement and we’re sure the girls will have plenty to share.

Hopefully, the amusing duo will be able to give us some insights into the film, including an official release date.

Also, make sure to check out their latest book: The Importance of Being Aisling, which is now available in stores.

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If you haven't yet got around to reading the hilarious Irish best-selling novel Oh My God What A Complete Aisling, we have just one question for you – what on earth have you been doing with your spare time?

The book, which tells the story of 28-year-old Aisling who lives at home in Ballygobbard with her parents, proved to be a huge hit with readers upon its release last year, and now, it looks like the typical Irish cailín is all set for the big screen.

Taking to Twitter, writers, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen announced that Element Pictures have acquired the film rights.

The award-winning production company has brought us titles like Room and The Lobster – so it's safe to say we're expecting good things.

Speaking in a statement from the production company, the authors said: “We are so delighted to be working with Element Pictures to bring Aisling to the big screen. Imagine! Aisling on the big screen!

"We’ve known this character for ten years so to be given the opportunity to take her from the pages of our beloved book and transform her into a walking, talking, caring (and judging, let’s be honest) girl in front of a camera is beyond our wildest dreams. We can’t wait to start!”

We cannot wait for this!

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Don't fancy going out this weekend? 

Well, the line-up for tomorrow's The Ray D'Arcy Show has been revealed and it looks like it's like we're in for a treat.

Tomorrow, the show returns for a third season, with a pretty epic line-up top boot.

On the first show of the new season, Girls Aloud star and recent winner of Celebrity Big Brother Sarah Harding will join Ray in studio.

Sarah will be discussing about her recent stint in the Big Brother house (we wonder if she will be mentioning her feud with Trisha Paytas?).

She will also be chatting about her time in Girls Aloud, as well as revealing what the future holds for her and her partner Chad Johnston.

 

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If you haven't yet heard about (or read) Oh My God What A Complete Aisling yet, then we must say, where have you been?

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, authors of the best selling book,  will join Ray to discuss their new book.

They will also be identifying and chatting to some "Aislings" in the audience.

There is also a treat in store for sporting fans. 

Also joining Ray on the couch are boxers Joe Ward and Bernard Dunne, who will discuss Joe's recent success at the world championship in Hamburg.

This and much more on The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

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