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Paula Spencer

Paula Spencer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside ed)

By Doyle, Roddy

When we first met Paula Spencer - in The Woman Who Walked into Doors - she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula's forty-ninth birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days.... Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. Paula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job now seem to come from Eastern Europe, and the checkout girls in the supermarket are Nigerian. You can get a cappuccino in the cafe, and her sister Carmel is thinking of buying a holiday home in Bulgaria. Paula's got four grandchildren now; two of them are called Marcus and Sapphire. Reviewing The Woman Who Walked into Doors , Mary Gordon wrote: It is the triumph of this novel that Mr Doyle - entirely without condescension - shows the inner life of this battered house-cleaner to be the same stuff as that of the heroes of the great novels of Europe. Her words hold true for this new novel. Paula Spencer is brave, tenacious and very funny. The novel that bears her name is another triumph for Roddy Doyle.
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ISBN 9780224078672
Released AU 6 Oct 2006
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside ed
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ISBN-13 9780224078672
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 6 Oct 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside ed
Edition Export/Airside ed
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 358g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade