A Girl Could Stand Up
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
Delivery time 1-2 weeks
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
A Girl Could Stand Up by Leslie Marshall
When six-year-old Elray reaches up to touch the moon in the Tunnel of Love, she narrowly escapes a freak electric current that claims the lives of both her parents. Suddenly orphaned, she is left stunned and mute, until two loving but undomesticated uncles step in.
Cross-dressing Uncle Ajax insists on being addressed as â€˜Auntâ; Uncle Harwood is a macho photographer, full of swagger and fond of drink. When the deceptively sweet Irish lawyer Rena moves in to mount a lucrative lawsuit against the fairground, the eccentric household becomes the very model of family life reinvented.
Browse inside this book
'A lovely tale of teenage love and companionship in a world where all adults seem insane'
'Lively, slightly breathless comic narrativeâ€¦this game is worth the candle'
Sunday Canberra Times
'Make sure you have a lot of time on your hands before you open Lesley Marshall's debut novel, A Girl Could Stand Up. You'll find it hard to tear yourself away'
'This quirky novel is a must for Kate Atkinson and John Irving fans who are fond of a surreal read'
'Utterly realâ€¦rendered with truthfulness and charm'
Los Angeles Times
'A page-turner that will disarm and charm. A stand-out talent'
'Leslie Marshall ... is the Homer of dysfunctional modern family life. This is the best first novel I've read in years'
'An atmosphere of crazy cheerfulness...undercut by moments of poignancy...a pleasure to read'
'An extraordinary journey through the life of an extraordinary family, chronicled by a child-woman you will not forget'
Anne Rivers Siddons
About the Author
Publication date3rd January 2005
More books by Leslie Marshall
Author 'Like for Like'
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.Linda Hill
I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.Magda North
Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!Rachel Bridgeman
For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.Sally Ellsmore
At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.Teresa O'Halloran
Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.Glynis Elliott
It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.Alison Layland
Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.Iris Clements