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Paradise Lodge

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This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in an old people's home in Leicestershire in the 1970s. The place is in chaos and it's not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl: she'd only gone for the job because she wanted a new phase and it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. Lizzie has some knowledge of old people (they're not suited to granary bread, and you mustn't compare them to toddlers) but she doesn't know there's a right way to get someone out of the bath, or what to do when someone dies.
When a rival old people's home with better parking and daily chairobics threatens to take all their patients, Paradise Lodge's cast of staff and helpers, from the assertively shy Nurse who only communicates through little grunts to the son of the Chinese takeaway manager who's renowned for his erotic handholding techniques, have to come together to save the home before it's too late.
From the bestselling author of Love, Nina comes a story of being very young, and very old, and the laughter, and the tears, in between.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241974926
ISBN-10: 0241974925
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Nina Stibbe was born in Leicester. She is the author of two works of non-fiction - Love, Nina and An Almost Perfect Christmas - and two novels: Man at the Helm and Paradise Lodge, both of which were shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards and in 2016 was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC series starring Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham-Carter. She lives in Cornwall.

Recenzii

LOVE it! Instant classic - funny, wise, touching, entirely delightful
A new Nina Stibbe?! Best day ever
The funniest new writer to arrive in years
The one problem with reviewing Stibbe is that I just want to quote entire pages: it's all so brilliant. She captures exactly what it's like to be a teenager, with all its contradictions, confusions, anxieties and ambitions.
There is a laugh out loud moment in every chapter. Paradise Lodge brilliantly captures the internal panic of a teenager
A touch of Holden Caulfield in 1970s Leicestershire... I wouldn't mind fetching up at Paradise Lodge when my time comes: at least we'd all share a laugh, a hug and a terrible cup of tea before the dying of the light.
There is never a dull moment in this lively, sensitive, roaringly funny tale
Stibbe looks at another chapter of her life through the prism of her trademark deadpan, acutely observed humour
Irreverent, warm and hugely entertaining
The whole book surprises and impresses... I'm not surprised to see that Stibbe's writing has been compared to Jane Austen's
Stibbe is a terrific writer with a gift for sharp dialogue
Laugh-out-loud funny and full of spot-on 1970s details
Stibbe is herself becoming a worthy successor to Pym, that peerless chronicler of the melancholy pleasures and small struggles of 20th-century English life on the sort of days when, as Lizzie puts it, "there was nothing for lunch except ginger cake and tins of marrowfat peas
Winsomely naïve yet confident
Witty and thoroughly chortle inducing
A dollop of nostalgia and very British humour
Warm, funny story