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A certain age

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: London : Profile, 2007.
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In the tradition of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads come Lynne Truss's twelve bittersweet tales about love, romance, friendship and family. Her six men and six women each have very different stories to tell, ranging from the wife who feels better when her husband disappears to the pedant who undergoes a TV makeover and the swimmer who can't escape the shadow of her sister ... but all are funny, touching and as  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Truss, Lynne.
Certain age.
London : Profile, 2007
(OCoLC)608375098
Online version:
Truss, Lynne.
Certain age.
London : Profile, 2007
(OCoLC)631421221
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1861978790 9781861978790
OCLC Number: 100729499
Notes: "These monologues were written for BBC Radio Four, and appeared in two series"--Page vii.
Description: xv, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The brother --
The wife --
The son --
The mother --
The father --
The daughter --
The married man --
The sister --
The husband --
The other woman --
The pedant --
The cat lover.
Responsibility: Lynne Truss.

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"Not only are they sensationally well written - funny, poignant and beautifully observed - but they are also believable because they are spoken naturally by normal-sounding people." Mary Ann Read more...

 
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