My Turn to Make the Tea - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • My Turn to Make the Tea - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
zoom

My Turn to Make the Tea - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
£9.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/07/2022
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

INTRODUCED BY LISSA EVANS

'I envy anyone yet to discover the joy of Monica Dickens. She's beady eyed, big hearted and blissfully funny' Nina Stibbe

Poppy, newly recruited cub reporter at the Downingham Post, is determined to prove to the editor that he's wrong in his belief that 'Women are a nuisance in the office'. He certainly doesn't think she's a nuisance when it's time for the tea round - a job which never fails to fall to the only female reporter.

What Poppy lacks in experience, she makes up for in spirit and ambition. She'll make the Downingham Post the best regional newspaper there is - even if she occasionally gets the names wrong in court hearings. Life, for a single professional woman in the post-war years, certainly has its challenges - from finding a room, when the tyrannical landlady doesn't consider Poppy to be quite respectable, to changing her editor's deeply entrenched ways. This semi-autobiographical novel, recounted with Monica Dickens's wit, warmth and wry observation, will charm all who read it.

If you enjoyed My Turn to Make the Tea, you will love One Pair of Feet, Dickens's novel of being a wartime trainee nurse, also published in Virago Modern Classics.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349015996
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I envy anyone yet to discover the joy of Monica Dickens. She's beady eyed, big hearted and blissfully funny -- Nina Stibbe
One of the most affectionate and humorous observers of the English scene, particularly of the pretensions of genteel suburban life, that we have. Not only this, but she can always tell a good story -- John Betjeman
Wherever her eye falls, it finds the exact, significant detail, and her ear for dialogue is unerring * Observer *

You may also be interested in...

It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Virgin Suicides
Added to basket
The Island of Missing Trees
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Paper Palace
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Book Lovers
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Secret History
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
Heatwave
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Daisy Jones and The Six
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Slow Fire Burning
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Apples Never Fall
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Kill Your Family
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Added to basket
A Change of Circumstance
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Fatal Crossing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.