The Unfortunates (Paperback)Laurie Graham (author)
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Reissue of a classic novel from the bestselling author of `The Future Homemakers of America'.
What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? She has kinky hair, out-sticking ears, too yellow a neck and an appetite for fun, and her mother Dora despairs of ever finding her a husband, despite the Minkel's Mustard fortune that seasons these dubious attractions. When Daddy disappears, Poppy's tendency to the unusual is quietly allowed to flourish. World War I opens new horizons. With never a moment of self-doubt, she invents her own extraordinary life in step with the unfolding century.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Praise for `The Unfortunates':
'It is a marvel. Graham's style is riveting, hilarious one-liners falling in quick succession.' Anthea Lawson, The Times
'My unputdownable book of the year. I laughed and cried.' Shereen Nanjiani, Sunday Herald
'An irrepressible adventurer, Poppy is a comic combination of innocence and pluck, but although this is a brisk, breezy read, it's also a novel with serious bite.' Hephzibah Anderson, Daily Mail
'Laurie Graham is a writer with a remarkably malleable comic voice.' Alex Clark, The Guardian
'Fresh, funny and smart, a novel that reels from the Titanic to jazz age New York.' Observer
`This wildly funny novel ... is often on the brink of being a wildly tragic one.' The Sunday Times
`A compelling read.' Hello!
`Poppy Minkel is a wonderfully original, naive character, and Graham injects her with the same eccentric humour all her protagonists share, making it impossible not to love her. A fantastic, engrosssing read.' Glamour