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The Unfortunates, The Laurie Graham

The Unfortunates, The By Laurie Graham

The Unfortunates, The by Laurie Graham


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Summary

Poppy Minkel's mother despairs of ever finding her a husband. When Daddy disappears, Poppy's tendency to the unusual is quietly allowed to flourish as she invents her own life in step with the unfolding century. Meanwhile World War I opens new horizons.

The Unfortunates, The Summary

The Unfortunates, The by Laurie Graham

'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.' Daily Mail The new novel from the bestselling author of THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA. One unforgettable woman and her wayward path through the twentieth century. 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. Narrated by a heroine as original and enchanting as Sally Bowles, The Unfortunates is an hilarious, sweeping celebration of passion's triumph over prudence.

The Unfortunates, The Reviews

Praise for THE UNFORTUNATES '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 Praise for THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA: My 'Leave-the-phone-off-the-hook' book of the year. Wonderful.' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 'Graham has wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding.' Nicolette Jones, Independent 'Superlative. The writing sparkles from first to last.' David Robson, Sunday Telegraph 'Life-affirming. Pure pleasure.' Katie Owen, The Times 'Laugh-out-loud funny; intelligent; moving; has more delicious roll-off-the-tongue one-liners than Seinfeld. One of those books you buy six copies of to send to all your old friends.' Julie Morrice, Scotsman

About Laurie Graham

Laurie Graham is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and Contributing Editor to She. The Future Homemakers of America, also published by Fourth Estate, was her sixth novel. She is currently writing radio plays and working on her next novel.

Additional information

GOR003626373
9781841153155
184115315X
The Unfortunates, The by Laurie Graham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-05-05
384
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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