The Queen of Bloody Everything (Paperback)Joanna Nadin (author)
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Joanna Nadin's first novel for adults, The Queen of Bloody Everything, is about mothers, daughters and how we can make many choices in life but can't choose where we come from.
As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything.
That was the day Dido - aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old - met the next door neighbours and fell in love.
Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 27 mm
I bloody adored this perceptive, funny, unflinching novel about growing up, love, sex, mothers and everything -- Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You
You're in for a treat with this one * Red Magazine *
A bittersweet delight. Perfectly captures the awkwardness and longing of those who don't quite fit in -- Sarra Manning, author of After the Last Dance and House of Secrets
An enchanting, heartfelt and nostalgic read * Prima Magazine *
Funny, poignant and absolutely brilliant -- Rachael Lucas, author of Wildflower Bay
Tender and with a wince-inducing evocation of adolescence, you'll fall for the awkward Dido as surely as she falls for the boy next door * Sunday Mirror *
A must-read * Independent *
Nostalgic, funny and charming * Stella magazine *
A powerful, nostalgic, beautiful book, whose characters will retain a small place in your heart even after you finished it -- Ronnie Turner
A lovely story of bewilderment and belonging * Sunday Express, S Magazine *
A brilliant read * OK Magazine *
I loved everything about this book. The writing, the characters, the details through the decades and the story of a girl, Dido, who just wants to fit in * Secret Library Book Blog *
Cleverly crafted and beautifully written, this is a story to lose yourself in * The People *
Don't miss! * Best Magazine *
A captivating story throughout . . . Charmingly nostalgic . . . [and] an essential and important read * Literature Works *
Achingly romantic and painfully real, [and] one of the best accounts of the mother-daughter bond that I have ever read -- Ruth Ware
Such a lovely read . . . An amazing story * Essex life *
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