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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair
  

Life, Death and Vanilla Slices

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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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Synopsis

Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair

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 ...

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

15th August 2013

Author

Jenny Eclair

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www.jennyeclair.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751547559

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