The Miseducation of Evie Epworth (Hardback)Matson Taylor (author)
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Clever, moving and immensely funny, Matson Taylor’s superb comic debut gifts the reader with an utterly unforgettable protagonist and a heady family drama in 1960’s rural Yorkshire.
Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?
The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall ('brooding Adam' and 'sophisticated Adam') offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine.
If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine's pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.
Moving, inventive and richly comic, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is the most joyful debut novel of the year and the best thing to have come out of Yorkshire since Wensleydale cheese.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 26 mm
'Tight, clever and riddled with wit. Like discovering Adrian Mole or Bridget Jones for the first time.' - Joanna Nadin, author of The Queen of Bloody Everything
'Full of fabulous characters, sprinkled with joy and drenched in wit.' - Milly Johnson
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Evie’s story is the perfect combination of Cinderella and Pygmalion, set in Yorkshire in the 60s.
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Thank you to the publisher for a preview copy - my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.
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“A Joyful read”
This book is simply a joy to read, with wonderful characters and setting. It is a welcome change!
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