The Talk of Pram Town (Hardback)Joanna Nadin (author)
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For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, comes a story about mothers, daughters and second chances . . .
It's 1981. Eleven-year-old Sadie adores her beautiful and vibrant mother, Connie, whose dreams of making it big as a singer fill their tiny house in Leeds. It's always been just the two of them. Until the unthinkable happens.
Jean hasn't seen her good-for-nothing daughter Connie since she ran away from the family home in Harlow - or Pram Town as its inhabitants affectionately call it - aged seventeen and pregnant.
But in the wake of the Royal Wedding, Jean gets a life-changing call: could she please come and collect the granddaughter she's never met?
We all know how Charles and Diana turned out, and Jean and Sadie are hardly a match made in heaven - but is there hope of a happy ending for them?
Written in Joanna Nadin's trademark dazzling prose, The Talk of Pram Town tells the story of three generations of Earnshaws and asks whether it always has to be like mother, like daughter . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 226 x 145 x 45 mm
Fabulous on mothers and daughters, guilt and ambition and what it means to be alienated from the life you've always known * Daily Mail *
I adored The Talk Of Pram Town. A brilliantly written, emotional and honest novel set in Essex and Leeds about mothers and daughters, dreams and dark secrets. It pulled at my heartstrings and the characters stayed inside my head long after I had finished reading. Highly recommend this wonderful book. -- Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl and The Hiding Place
An enchanting, heartfelt and nostalgic read -- Prima, on The Queen of Bloody Everything
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“Another wonderful novel from Janna Nadin!”
The Talk of Pram Town was a bit of a walk down memory lane for me, as someone who was born in the early 1970’s: playing out with my friends, arranging to meet by speaking face to face with them, no mobile phones. I... More
“Three lives changed forever”
It's 1981 and the day of the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. One of those dates that most of us can remember what we were doing. Single mum Connie is in Leeds with her 11 year daughter... More
“Realistic, Satisfying Read!”
This is my first novel by Joanna Nadin, and it contains a lot of truths alongside a plethora of questions . . .
Sadie is eleven and she lives with her mam, Connie who works supermarket shifts to keep body and soul... More
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