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Not All Tarts Are Apple
  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437940
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Not All Tarts Are Apple

A perfectly feel-good comic saga from the East End



Hugely appealing London saga, set in the Soho of the 1950s.

A wonderfully warm and charming London saga, set in the Soho of the 1950s. If you like Donna Douglas and Nancy Revell, you'll love this! "She brings the East End to life..." - Barbara Windsor"A poignant story with a strong authentic backdrop..."-Woman & Home"I enjoyed this book so much and would recommend it to anyone..." -- ***** Reader review"Great fun to read, amusing..." -- ***** Reader review********************************WINNER OF THE HARRY BOWLING PRIZE FOR FICTION.WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU KNEW COULD BE TAKEN FROM YOU IN A FLASH? Rosie has always lived with her eagle-eyed Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert in their café in Soho, often visited by her mother - the mysterious, and often drunk, Perfumed Lady. Yet, her mother's family - landed gentry who hail from a country estate near Bath - are desperate to get their hands on Sophie and will stop at nothing - even kidnap- to get her...

Will Rosie have to leave the Soho and the neighbours she knows and loves - Great Aunt Dodie, Madame Zelda and Paulette, Sharky, Maltese Joe and the Campini Family who run the delicatessen in Old Compton Street - for good?

Rosie's story continues in The Widow Ginger.

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437940
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Pip Granger

Part of Pip Granger's early childhood was spent in the back seat of a light aircraft as her father smuggled brandy, tobacco and books across the English Channel to be sold in 1950s Soho, where she lived above the Two Is Café in Old Compton Street.

She travelled in Europe and Asia in the 1960s and '70s, and worked as a Special Needs teacher in Hackney in the 1980s, before quitting teaching to pursue her long- cherished ambition to write.

She now lives in the West Country with her husband.

For more information on Pip Granger and her books, visit her website: www.pipgranger.com.

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Praise for Not All Tarts Are Apple

'A poignant story with a strong authentic backdrop.'

Woman & Home

'A wonderfully warm debut novel told with humour, charm and compassion ... I loved it, as will anyone who enjoys reading a good story, delightfully told.'

Gilda O’Neil, author of My East E

'A truly lovely and well told story.'

B Magazine

'An absolute delight. Without doubt, the most wonderful book you'll read this year.'  

Christina Jones, author of Nothing to Lose

'A warm-hearted debut novel guaranteed to please.'

Woman's Own

'A delightfully fresh and original novel with an unexpected sinister streak.'

Maureen Lee, winner of the RNA 2000 Romantic No

'This warm first novel set in working-class Soho in the Fifties explores an adult world through a child's eyes ... The author spent her childhood in Soho which perhaps explains the convincing period detail.'

Daily Mail

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