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Rooney / The Nice Bloke

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He was the only one of the dustbin gang who was as yet unmarried. He'd worked for the Corporation as a dustman for fifteen of his thirty-five years, and his mates all agreed he was too canny to be caught, having avoided four widows and two spinsters in ten years. Rooney liked life to follow a pattern - that and his independence was what made him tick.

But it all went...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published July 2nd 1998 by Corgi
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This review is for Rooney only and although good this is not one of her better books.

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Rooney was 35 and the only one of the dustbin gang still unmarried, having avoided four widows and two spinsters. But it all went flying out of the window when he moved into Ma Howlett's place, where the rug of his comfortable old habits were yanked from under him, and life became complicated.
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