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  • Published: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998796
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99
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Tales of the City 4


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The fourth volume in the acclaimed Tales of the City series.

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Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . .
'As engaging a read as you are likely to encounter in many moons' The Times
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The characters that filled the pages of the three earlier Tales of the City books with love and laughter are at it again.

An ordinary house-husband and his ambitious wife discover there's more to making a baby than meets the eye.

Unexpected help arrives in the form of a British monarch, a grieving gay neighbour, and an international ring of mail-order brides.

Armistead Maupin has written a comedy of manners for our times.

  • Pub date: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998796
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives and Mary Ann in Autumn. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

For more information on Armistead Maupin and his books, see his website at www.armisteadmaupin.com

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Praise for Babycakes

“A consummate entertainer...It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly”

Times Literary Supplement

“Maupin is a richly gifted comic author”

Observer

“San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin”

Independent

“Like those of Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Armistead Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials...it is the strength of this approach, with its fantastic adventures and astonishingly contrived coincidences, that makes these novels charming and compelling”

Literary Review

“May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress... Maupin's ear for dialogue is as acute as his feeling for characterisation, and the net result is as engaging a read as you are likely to encounter in many moons”

The Times


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