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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 1 April 2010.
A warm and humorous read about two lonely women who form a friendship. Definitely one for fans of her previous novels and a great one to start with if you haven’t read her before.
Georgie Sinclair's life is coming unstuck. Her husband's left her. Her son's obsessed with the End of the World. And now her elderly neighbour Mrs Shapiro has decided they are related. Or so the hospital informs her when Mrs Shapiro has an accident and names Georgie next of kin. This, however, is not a case of a quick ward visit: Mrs Shapiro has a large rickety house full of stinky cats that needs looking after that a pair of estate agents seem intent on swindling from her. Plus there are the 'Uselesses' trying to repair it (uselessly). Then there's the social worker who wants to put her in a nursing home. Not to mention some letters that point to a mysterious, painful past. As Georgie tries her best to put Mrs Shapiro's life back together somehow she must stop her own from falling apart...
Closing date: 04/10/2020
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||1st March 2012|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Book Club Recommendations, eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Marina Lewycka was born in Kiel, Germany, after the war, grew up in England and lives in Sheffield. Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, longlisted for the Man Booker and won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction and the Waverton Good Read Award. Her second novel, Two Caravans, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Two Caravans and Marina's third novel, We Are All Made of Glue, are all available in Penguin. Author photo © Ben McMillanMore About Marina Lewycka