Erin's Diary: An Official Derry Girls Book (Hardcover)
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.
Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and 'peace' walls are all an everyday reality for Erin. But, despite all that, she has plenty of other things to worry about, 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. Like all teenage girls, Erin has her own 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.
Lisa McGee is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland, and the creator, writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. She is also Northern Ireland's number one Murder She Wrote fan.
Lisa's plays include Guys and Dolls, The Heights and Jump! Her other TV credits include previous original Channel 4 comedy series London Irish as well as Being Human, The White Queen, Indian Summers and Raw. She also co-created, co-wrote and executive produced Channel 5 thriller The Deceived with her husband Tobias Beer.
Derry Girls is based on Lisa McGee's own experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst immense civil conflict. It is executive produced by Caroline Leddy (Friday Night Dinner, The Inbetweeners) and Liz Lewin (Crashing, My Mad Fat Diary, Teachers).