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Odd One Out by Lissa Evans

Odd One Out

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Dysfunctional family extraordinaire attempts to move house. The author has been compared to Tom Sharpe and if you look at her background you won’t be surprised. Co-creator of Room 101, director of Father Ted and The Kumars at Number 42, plus masses of radio, she knows comedy through and through. You’ve got to try this if you feel like a giggle.

Comparison: John O’Farrell, Meera Syal, Tom Sharpe.
Similar this month: None but try Bernadette Strachan and Colin Bateman.

If you like Lissa Evans you might also like to read books by Beryl Bainbridge, Tom Sharpe and Maggie O’Farrell.

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Odd One Out by Lissa Evans

Some are born odd, some achieve oddness, and some are just in the wrong place at the wrong time ... The Devon family's a good example: there's thirty-nine-year-old Glenn, whose main interest in life is rubbish collection; his mother, Bel, who teaches tap steps to eight-year-olds but acts as if she's running the Kirov; and his sister, Netta, who spent her early life simply being considered mad by association. Which is why she's dreading six weeks back in their company, helping them move house. Also struggling to conform are Paul Gooding, a newly qualified doctor with a highly embarrassing past; his flatmate, Armand, who's obsessed with foot hygiene; and his colleague, Carrie, who (inadvertently) keeps killing people. Odd One Out. When enough people are out of step, they can form an army of their own ...

About the Author

Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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24th November 2005


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