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Vinegar Girl (Paperback)
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Vinegar Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 09/03/2017
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The hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread

Kate Battista is stuck.

How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and infuriating younger sister Bunny?

Dr Battista has other problems. His brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, his new scientific breakthrough will fall through...

When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Will Kate be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round? Anne Tyler's brilliant retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as surprising as Kate herself.

The Hogarth Shakespeare Series sees Shakespeare’s works retold by acclaimed and bestselling novelists of today. Other titles in the series are: The Gap of TimeShylock is My NameVinegar GirlHag SeedNew Boy and Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn (due in October 2017).

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099589877
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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"It's knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be her funniest book to date" -- John Harding * Daily Mail *
"The worst wedding in history ... vintage Anne Tyler" -- Ann Treneman * The Times *
"It's every subtle shade of funny, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming" * Grazia *
"Funny, thought-provoking, essential" * The Sunday Telegraph (Stella) *
"Delightful, ingenious and convincing... Anyone who values good writing and the intelligent observation and depiction of how people feel, think and speak will enjoy it too" -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *

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“Thoroughly modern Kate....”

This is the third book on the "Hogarth Shakespeare" series after " Gap of Time: Winter's Tale Retold " by Jeanette Winterson and " Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold "... More

Hardback edition
28th February 2016
Helpful? Upvote 89

“An utter triumph!”

I must say when I first found out that the Hogarth Shakespeare series would be re-writing The Taming of The Shrew I was pretty sceptical. The play is problematic to say the least, especially when it comes to the role... More

Hardback edition
1st June 2016
Helpful? Upvote 65

“Hilarious ”

I loved this hilarious retelling of the Taming of the Shrew and found Pyotr and Kate both incredibly infuriating and entirely adorable. It's a wonderful little tale.

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