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Rebuilding Coventry : A Tale of Two Cities

Townsend, Sue

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ISBN 10: 0802111157 / ISBN 13: 9780802111159
Published by Grove Weidenfeld, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate on front end page. $16.95 price on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001400

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Title: Rebuilding Coventry : A Tale of Two Cities

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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When she accidentally kills her neighbor, Coventry Dakin, a suburban housewife, hides among the homeless in London, where Dodo, a bag lady, offers her help

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From its title on, Sue Townsend's short, utterly entertaining novel is full of jokes both sly and slapstick. The Coventry of the title is one Coventry Dakin, the novel's narrator, and a devoted, intelligent, but intensely bored wife and mother maintaining her dull husband and two nearly-grown children in suburban Midlands. Coventry also just killed her neighbor, a jerk named Gerald Fox who's been spreading nasty (and false) rumors about her. Now she's on the lam, and Townsend, author of the well-loved Adrian Mole series of books, takes us down and out on a comic excursion into London, where Coventry, now a penniless fugitive, seeks protection with both the lowest and highest levels of British society.

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