Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling… and four and five!

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

Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling … and four and five!


The publication date for the much anticipated third book in the phenomenal, bestselling Aisling series has been announced, and for anyone fearing Aisling withdrawal symptoms, Gill Books has just announced that there will be a fourth and fifth book released in the series, with a further six-figure deal recently signed.


Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling will hit shelves on Thursday, 12 September, and today Gill Books and authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen revealed the cover artwork and pre-order links for their book.


Sales figures to date make the Aisling books the bestselling fiction titles published in Ireland this century. Last year, The Importance of Being Aisling, the second book in the series, debuted at No 1 in the bestseller charts, while the first book, Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling, has been in the bestseller lists since it was published in 2017. Glowing reviews have compared the series to the work of Marian Keyes and Maeve Binchy, and have described Aisling as ‘an Irish Bridget Jones’.


Conor Nagle, Senior Commissioning Editor at Gill Books, said, ‘No other books have so genuinely captured the modern Irish woman – warm and funny, hardworking and sincere, and firmly rooted in her community, family and friends. Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling promises more of what we have all come to love about the life of Ireland’s No 1 Aisling, and we are thrilled that Aisling’s story is set to continue in books four and five.’


Authors Emer and Sarah said, ‘Who knew Aisling had this much go in her?! We are so thrilled the people of Ireland and beyond have taken her into their hearts. We have such great plans for her (and the rest of the gang), so to be able to dedicate two more books to their stories is a dream come true.’

Sarah Breen & Emer McLysaght
Sarah Breen & Emer McLysaght

What can readers expect from book three?


This time Aisling’s turning 30, and, of course, she’s still a complete Aisling.


As she continues her adventures in adulthood, business is booming at café BallyGoBrunch. Her best friend Majella is expecting the hen of the century, while Aisling is in the throes of a fling with the handsome and mannerly blow-in James Matthews. Life is all go, but when the big birthday hits, Aisling is faced with a huge surprise and an unexpected decision. Throw in a hapless wedding planner, a mysterious American visitor, the sudden return of her brother Paul, not to mention her ex-boyfriend John’s face around every corner, and Aisling’s got an awful lot on her plate!


Readers will have to wait until Thursday, 12 September to find out more, but the book can be pre-ordered now from easons.com (Free Complete Aisling Field Day candle with every Eason pre-order) or dubraybooks.ie (Free Complete Aisling trolley token with every pre-order and the chance to win a €250 voucher for Monart Spa). The book is priced at €14.99.


Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen are best friends and co-authors of the bestsellers Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling and its follow-up The Importance of Being Aisling. They are the creators of the characters and Facebook community that inspired the books. Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was Ireland’s bestselling fiction title of 2017 and The Importance of Being Aisling won the Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year at 2018’s Irish Book Awards. Emer and Sarah are working with Element Pictures to bring Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling to the silver screen.


For further information, contact Ellen Monnelly, Senior Publicist, Gill Books, 086 838 9611, 01 500 9506, emonnelly@gill.ie.

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