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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices - Jenny Eclair
Life, Death and Vanilla Slices
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Poor Jean Collins. She stepped out into the road without looking and now lies broken in hospital. But what distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for special occasions? Jean's daughter Anne travels back up north to find out. But her... show more
Poor Jean Collins. She stepped out into the road without looking and now lies broken in hospital. But what distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for special occasions? Jean's daughter Anne travels back up north to find out. But her mind is on her teenage sons in London - boys on the brink of becoming not very nice men. What damage could they do in just a few days? (Quite a lot, probably.) Meanwhile there are secrets waiting for Anne and Jean, back at the old family home. Secrets that were buried a long time ago . . . Jenny Eclair is celebrated for her unflinching black humour and brilliantly sharp observations. In her extraordinary new novel, she has also created a compelling and heart-breaking family drama that feels as rich and honest as real life.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0089YH5RA
Publisher: Sphere
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
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4.0 Life, Death and Vanilla Slices
Well, this took me completely by surprise. Mum sent this one over with Dad for me and I was expecting complete and utter fluff, but what I actually got was layers of depth and aching, human tragedy all mixed up in an outer shell of bleak humour that had me laughing one minute and crying the next. Th...
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