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Laurie Graham's debut, set in the confines of 1962 before sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll all began - a hilarious yet tender portrait of a man butting at the walls of his existence.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published 2010 by Quercus Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Edel
This was such a funny book.I would suddenly burst out laughing where ever I happened to be reading the book much to the amusement of others.. It is quite explicit in parts and some of the discriptions are stomach achingly funny.. I loved the character of Ronnie.. there was something so real and volunerable about him that you wanted madame and him to have a great love affair even though he was married ..I think it gave him some excitement in his life that he clearly did not have before he met Mad ...more
Polly
The edition of this which I read had a pink cover which made it look like some chic-lit drivel, so I'm not sure why I picked it up. But I'm glad I did. What we actually have here is a nicely-observed bit of male middle-aged angst set in the 1960s, with good surrounding period detail, humour and pathos and some genuine emotion. I've never read anything else by the author, so I'm not sure if this is representative of her other works, but I'd give them a try based on this!
Diane
Great first read of the year. 3.5 stars if it was possible. Unusual style, took some getting used to but lovely, and poignant. If you grew up in the 60/70's in England you'll find it all the more entertaining. Love Laurie Graham.
Pauline Midwinter
I really enjoyed this book - its style is very fluid and easy. The characters are quite loveable and the plot very realistic. It's a slice of life from another time.
Verity W
Not as good as others of hers I've read- I think this is one of her earliest - her writing's definately developed since.
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Laurie Graham was first published at the advanced age of 40. She is the author of THE TEN O'CLOCK HORSES, PERFECT MERINGUES, THE DRESS CIRCLE, DOG DAYS GLENN MILLER NIGHTS, THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA, THE UNFORTUNATES, MR STARLIGHT, GONE WITH THE WINDSORS, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING KENNEDY, LIFE ACCORDING TO LUBKA, and AT SEA.

Mother of four and grandmother of nine, Laurie also writes and appea
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