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  • ASIN : 0241981441
  • Publisher : Penguin (General UK); 1st edition (15 June 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780241981443
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241981443
  • Dimensions : 11.1 x 2 x 18.1 cm
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It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer

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More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading ― Daily Express

Funny, gritty, original ... one I adore ― Independent

Remarkable, a lovely novelSunday Telegraph

An extraordinary read . . . nothing short of amazing. A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting ― Spectator

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Extremely funny ― The Times

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Ploughs a rich comic furrowDaily Telegraph

A clever, touching story ― Economist

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A delightful first novel . . . an understanding of history, a profundity, and yet a lightness of touch, that are a joy... funny and touchingThe Daily Mail

Hugely enjoyable . . . yields a golden harvest of family truthsThe Times

Memorably inventive, unexpectedly movingDaily Telegraph

Wit, humour, sparkling dialogue, vivid characterization and generous spirit. Food for thought and a great read ― Daily Mail

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More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading ― The Times

A delightful first novel . . . an understanding of history, a profundity, and yet a lightness of touch, that are a joy . . . funny, touching and completely convincing ― The Spectator

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The Booker longlisted first book from Britain's funniest bestselling novelist, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time

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