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What People Say

‘Hilarious and heart-warming. The Chancer sparkles and hooks you in from the first page. A dazzling debut from Fiona Graham. I devoured it.’ 

 - Emma Heatherington (internationally best-selling author)

“Chance would be a fine thing. But ‘The Chancer’ is the finest - and funniest - thing of all.” 

- Olaf Tyaransen

‘Fantastic Book! Sharp, funny and extremely enjoyable’ 

- Sean Maguire

‘Outstanding! Full of heart and packed with humour’ 

- Anita Stratton, Radio Broadcaster

‘You’ll smile, you’ll gasp, and you’ll laugh out loud. The Chancer is a rollercoaster ride with a heart of pure Irish gold. Graham’s debut is pacy, punchy and a pure joy’ 

- Chris Harvey, STV


The Chancer has been selected as “Indie Books We Love” by LoveReading


The Chancer has won the Bronze Medal for Comedy Fiction at Readers’ Favourite International Book Awards.



This book is a must-read for anyone who is looking for a fun read. In 1989, Donnie McNamara escapes his small town in the west of Ireland and buys a one-way ticket to Tinseltown to pursue his passion for acting. Along the way, he meets Abe Nelson, a former Hollywood legend who has lost his way. The two find solace in each other and embark on a journey of self-discovery, as they attempt to make it in the world of show business.

The book is full of heart-warming moments, as Donnie and Abe learn to trust each other and form an unexpected bond. The characters are well-developed, and the plot keeps you engaged throughout. The word choices are beautiful as well as uplifting and inspiring.

This book is full of humor and insight, and it captures the struggle of pursuing one's dreams. It's a great reminder that no dream is too big and that anything is possible if you take the right steps. Ultimately, it's a story of hope and perseverance, and it will leave you feeling inspired to chase your own dreams.

- Javier Rhoden

This book was always going to be a little bit more special for me; my husband grew up in the Irish village where Fiona now lives and the start of the book really captures the spirit of rural Ireland. 
I was really looking forward to reading it and was delighted to get an early copy. 
I loved everything about this book and raced through it. It’s beautifully written, has unique and interesting characters and a delicious dark humour. 
It’s a fabulous read and one that I’d recommend to anyone. This book is easy, engaging and will definitely stick with me for a long time. It’s definitely worthy of a big fat 5 stars!

- Ashley McKee

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