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Titel: The Unfortunates
Verlag: Harper Collins., London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket
Signiert: By Author
Art des Buches: Used
First edition, first printing. Signature from author with dedication on title page. Binding is very well preserved though with extremely light surface wear to covers, pages are clean and crisp, and printing is tight, clean and bright throughout. MB. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 249352
The eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA.
What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? With her kinky hair, out-sticking ears, too yellow neck and appetite for fun, her mother Dora despairs of ever finding her a husband, despite the Minkel's Mustard fortune that seasons Poppy's dubious attractions. Correctness, duty and Dora Minkel Ear Correcting Bandages are the weapons in the Great Husband Hunt ? and a torture to a girl who has her own hazy ideas about beauty, love and marriage. When world events intervene, Poppy's tendency to the unusual is quietly allowed to flourish. Her mother, meanwhile, finds comfort in a bottle of Tilden's Extract and the commanding ways of Aunt Fish. World War I opens new horizons for Poppy. With never a moment of self-doubt, she invents her own extraordinary life in step with the unfolding century.
Narrated by a heroine as original and enchanting as Sally Bowles, THE UNFORTUNATES is an hilarious, sweeping celebration of passion's triumph over prudence.
Inhaltsangabe: The Unfortunates
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