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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices

by Jenny Eclair

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

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With rave reviews from authors and comedians alike Life, Death and Vanilla Slices from Jenny Eclair, the ultimate Grumpy Old Woman, is a brilliant black comedy. A compelling family drama littered with sharp observations and unflinching dark humour, we think you will be unable to put it down. Download the Opening Extract today.

 

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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices Synopsis

Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them. She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself.

 

 

Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank. But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for extra special occasions? Meanwhile there are secrets waiting for Anne and Jean, back at the old family home. Secrets that were buried a long time ago ...

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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices Press Reviews

'Of course it's funny, but it's also dark, honest and totally compulsive reading' Jenny Colgan

 

'Very dark and very funny. I had it glued to my face until I'd finished it' Jo Brand

 

'Utterly compelling, brave, angry and melancholy all at once. It is brutal about the female experience, but also beautifully observed about the subtle complexities of being a woman. I thought Jean was an amazing character - and it is testament to Jenny's skill as a writer that despite some awful behaviour, the reader never actually loses sympathy for her. Most of all, it's just a great, honest piece of writing. I want to read her others now' -- Jojo Moyes

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ISBN: 9780751547559
Publication date: 15/08/2013
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751547559
Publication date: 15/08/2013
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751547559
Publication date: 15th August 2013
Author: Jenny Eclair
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jenny Eclair

Jenny Éclair is one of the most successful performers on the comedy stand-up circuit, the sole female winner of the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and regularly appears on BBC Radio.

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