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2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
During the heatwave of 1975, Maggie, thirteen, goes to live with her grandfather, Pop, in Sutton Coldfield. Pop's mission is to know everything: the annual Fox and Dogs pub quiz is looming. Maggie doesn't know everything, but she does know about the great comedians - Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Eric and Ernie - about country music, Shirley Bassie, and about how her mother ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 3rd 2002 by Vintage
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Claudia Baptista
Este livro foi uma completa desilusão. A forma como a autora decidiu dividir o texto não foi certamente a mais correta, porque parece que a historia não se desenvolve naturalmente. A historia em si é interessante mas nada de extraordinário.

El livro fue una desilusión. La manera como la autora decidió dividir el texto no fue la mejor, porque nos da la idea que la historia no se desarrolla de modo natural. Se puede decir que la historia es interesante pero no es extraordinaria.

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Louise Jones
Apr 12, 2014 Louise Jones rated it it was ok
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not to impressed although should be as did finish it wonder how many people actually do !! i am a football fan so quite enjoyed the footie bits but found the story very disjointed and really had no idea what was supposed to be getting from this !! apart from bad dose of depression!!! saying that you could at times feel the isolation of the young girl and of pop but on the whole best forgotton !!
Dani (Pen to Paper)
Mar 29, 2010 Dani (Pen to Paper) rated it it was ok
Despite this being set in the town I live in, I just couldn't get into this book. The writing style didn't flow well enough for me and the dialect used by the characters wasn't accurate (I imagined it as being more of a Yorkshire accent from the way it had been written). Severely disappointed.
Aug 14, 2014 Steve rated it liked it
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Set 4 years before I was born, but in my hometown, a warm and wooly feeling of nostalgia. Love the Aston Villa ("A gift for life") chapter.
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