When Maggie is thirteen she goes to live with her grandfather, Pop, in Sutton Coldfield. Pop knows everything -- he's quiz champion of the Plough and Harrow and his ambition is to appear on Sale of the Century. Maggie knows about the great comedians -- Max Wall, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Eric and Ernie -- about country music, and about how her mother died. Pop sings with the poetry of the suburbs and aches with the poignancy of adolescence. Kitty Aldridge has a wonderfully distinctive voice and a deliciously sharp eye for the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.
|Publisher:||Random House of Canada, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.83(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Kitty Aldridge was born in Bahrain in 1962. She trained as an actress in London and has worked since in film, theatre and television as an actress and writer. Pop is her first novel.