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The mouseproof kitchen

Author: Saira Shah
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life is messy ... but it's the messy bits that give it meaning. Anna has a clear plan for her new life. When she discovers she's pregnant, she prepares to finally leave London behind and move to idyllic Provence, France, with her lovable baby-to-be. Anna's partner, the easy-going Tobias, shouldn't have too much difficulty tagging along - after all, he's a musician who rarely starts his day before noon. But all those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saira Shah
ISBN: 9780099575146 0099575140
OCLC Number: 864085528
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2013.
Awards: Long-listed for Waverton Good Read Award 2014 (UK)
Description: 490 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Saira Shah.

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With their rickety home falling down around them, and Freya's hospital visits becoming frighteningly frequent, Anna draws on reserves of strength she never knew she had to get her life back on track  Read more...

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"Heartfelt and funny and beautiful. A great meditation on motherhood and marriage that leaves you thinking about all the issues involved for a long time afterwards" -- Viv Groskop * Red * "A frank, Read more...

 
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