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  • Published: 15 March 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552148962
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $14.99

The Widow Ginger

Written with all of Pip Granger's warmth, humour, compassion and 1950's authenticity, a second 'Rosie' novel, and a follow-up to Not All Tarts Are Apple.

It is 1954, and Rosie and Auntie Maggie are opening up their cafe in Old Compton Street when the Widow Ginger comes to call. An ex-GI with ice-cold blue eyes, he has unfinished business with Uncle Bert. At the same time, Rosie's best friend Jenny seems to have some mysterious illness.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552148962
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $14.99

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 The Widow Ginger

“'Packed with sharp authentic detail, this tale told through a child's eyes brings to life a colourful world of great characters from a bygone age.'”

Home & Country

“'A carnival atmosphere that's tinged with a little sadness.'”

Womanâ??s Own

“'Celebrates the colourful characters and atmosphere of 1950s Soho, where this queen of London saga-writers grew up.'”

Whatâ??s On In London

“'A colourful, deeply nostalgic evocation of Soho in the Fifties, drawing heavily on the author's own childhood.'”


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