Can’t Wait Wednesday - Derry Girls (Erin’s Diary) by Lisa McGee

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I love Derry Girls, its hysterical and it reminds me how bad I dressed back in the day. 

Last week I noticed that Erin’s Diary is being published - I headed straight to Amazon and clicked pre-order now!

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict.

It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, Salt-N-Pepa, Doc Martens and The X Files. And while The Troubles may hang over her hometown, Erin has troubles of her own, like the fact that the boy she’s in love with (actually in LOVE with) doesn’t know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin Orla in everything she does. Or that head teacher Sister Michael refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin’s never even kissed anyone yet. These are Erin’s Troubles.

Described by the Guardian as ‘daft, profane and absolutely brilliant’, by the New Statesman as ‘pitch-perfect’ and by i-D as ‘the greatest show on British (and Irish) TV’, Derry Girls has dazzled audiences for two series, with Channel 4’s biggest UK comedy launch since 2004 and the biggest television series in Northern Ireland since modern records began.

Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In the manner of the very best TV comedy books, Erin’s Diary is a hilarious ‘in world’ publication that extends the laugh-out-loud humour of Derry Girls onto the page. With Erin’s inner take on everything that has happened so far, this book will both dive deeper into the events we have seen unfold on the screen and unveil brand new stories and never-before-revealed details about characters. Complete with newspaper clippings, doodles, poetry, school reports, handwritten notes from her friends, and much much more, Erin’s Diary is as warm, funny and brilliantly observed as the TV; a must-have for fans this Christmas.


  1. I was only watching Derry Girls last night, and that diary appeared quite prolifically in said episode. I'm going to buy a copy of this for my daughter now I know it's going to be available! Happy reading.

  2. MY Bff adores this series no end! She tried to get me to watch and I lasted for about an episode. I think I should probably give it another try!

  3. I've heard a lot of good things about this show but never watched it. I hope you enjoy the book!

  4. I have heard great things about Derry Girls, though I have never seen the show.

  5. Wow this is new to me, but looks fun!

  6. Eek!! I LOVE Derry Girls, too! I am going to have to give this a read. Sounds like it will be so much fun! :)

  7. I've heard about it of course but I've never actually watched it. I hope you enjoy the book when it comes out!

  8. We love Derry Girls! It is hysterical. That last episode was amazing though. I can't wait for next season.


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