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Paula Spencer

Paula Spencer
 

Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula's forty-eighth 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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781407017976
Barcode 9781407017976
Published 4 September 2008 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
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ISBN-13 9781407017976
ISBN-10 1407017977
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 4 September 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 360058

Description of this Electronic Book

Ten years on from The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Booker Prize-winning author, Roddy Doyle, returns to one of his greatest characters, Paula Spencer. Paula Spencer is turning forty-eight, and 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 seem to come from Eastern Europe. You can get a cappuccino in the cafe and the checkout girls are all Nigerian. Ireland is certainly changing, but then so too is Paula - dry, and determined to put her family back together again. 'A phenomenally rewarding read... Could not be bettered in its depiction of the minutiae of the life of a recovering alcoholic: relentless, trivial, terrified' Observer

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Roddy Doyle has done the impossible - he has made Paula Spencer even more unforgettable the second time round

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Author's Bio

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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