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Paula Spencer

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Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle
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When we first met Paula Spencer in The Woman Who Walked into Doors she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. aula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula s forty-eighth birthday. She hasn t had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They re grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. aula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job now seem to come from Eastern Europe, and the checkout girls in the supermarket are Nigerian. You can get a cappuccino in the cafe, and her sister Carmel is thinking of buying a holiday home in Bulgaria. Paula s got four grandchildren now; two of them are called Marcus and Sapphire. eviewing The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Mary Gordon wrote- It is the triumph of this novel that Mr Doyle entirely without condescension shows the inner life of this battered house-cleaner to be the same stuff as that of the heroes of the great novels of Europe. Her words hold true for this new novel. Paula Spencer is brave, tenacious and very funny. The novel that bears her name is another triumph for Roddy Doyle.

Author Biography

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels, one collection of short stories and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. His last book, The Dead Republic, was the final volume in the Henry Smart trilogy.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
288
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780099501374
Product ID
1661279

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