Agnes is senile; her granddaughter Jodie is an oddball. But how did they get that way? In a hurtling plot that moves between Jodie's life going forwards and Agnes' life going backwards, welcome to the dark, hilarious world of the mad. Agnes is so far gone that she's been carted off and institutionalised. She was a liability with her steaming hot flat, squashed flies and lifetime collection of sugar lumps and toenail clippings. As her memories play back marriages, wars, affairs and an Edinburgh childhood with seven brothers and sisters - there are plenty of things in her life that she really should say sorry for. Jodie's got her own problems she's eccentric, the sort of person that people cross the road to avoid. With advice from Dr Hassani and support worker June, she tries really hard to get care in the community to work and to make new friends. Trouble is she just doesn't fit in. And now she's decided to spring Agnes from the old people's home with the help of willing accomplice Owen - a moody yo-yo himself. Funny, grim yet ultimately uplifting, this is a dark saga of family history and secrets, and a seaside love story of two misfits who find love in a hostile world.Über den Autor:
Liz Kettle was born and bred in South West London. She moved to the People's Republic of South Yorkshire in 1990, and still lives there with her partner and two sons.
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