The new novel from the bestselling author of The Future Homemakers of America and The Unfortunates.
The Boff brothers live at home with their Mam. They have a lav down the yard and a jerry under the bed and they play bookings at the Birmingham Welsh and the Rover Sports and Social. Cled tinkles on the piano and Sel is the crooner. 'Sel's the one who can lift people out of themselves and send them home feeling grand and you can't argue against that' says Cled.
When Sel decides he must try his chances with the brights lights of New York City, he packs up his sequinned suits and enlists his brother as travel companion and accompanist. Things begin to roll and what follows is a tale of high jinx; of mirrored ceilings and heart-shaped tubs; of screaming girls, romancing and No Business Like Show Business. As jealousy starts encroaching on the brothers' relationship, Cled finds that there are more secrets in his family than he had bargained for.
With her characteristic wit and wisdom, Laurie Graham brings us a touching celebration of the sparkle and the dust in family life.
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Praise for Mr Starlight:
‘Mr Starlight is pure entertainment’ Sunday Times
‘Just as fresh and even more ambitious than Graham's previous bestsellers’ Guardian
‘Laurie Graham's skill in constructing a story which is both sensational and thought-provoking, is impressive’ TLS
‘Funny doesn't come much sharper than Laurie Graham’ Mail on Sunday
on THE UNFORTUNATES:
'She has wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding.' Nicolette Jones, Independent
'A marvel. Graham’s style is riveting, hilarious one-liners falling in quick succession.’ Anthea Lawson, The Times
on FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA:
‘Superlative. The writing sparkles from first to last’ David Robson, Sunday Telegraph
‘Crackles with energy ’ Georgia Metcalfe, Daily Mail
‘Laugh-out-loud funny; intelligent; moving; has more delicious roll-off-the-tongue one-liners than Seinfeld. One of those books you buy six copies of to send to all your old friends.’ Julie Morrice, Scotsman
‘A wonderfully moving comedy.’ Alex Clark, Red
'A warm, life-affirming novel that offers its readers pure pleasure.' Katie Owen, The TimesAbout the Author:
Laurie Graham is the author of eight novels. The Ten O'Clock Horses, was shortlisted for the Encore Award and dramatized for Radio 4, as was Perfect Meringues.
Laurie is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and contributing editor to SHE magazine, and wrote the best-selling Parents' Survival Guide. In addition to her novels she writes original dramas and adaptations for BBC Radio. Her ten episode dramatization of Little Women can be heard on Woman's Hour starting August 2nd 2004.
Born and raised in Leicester, Laurie now lives in Venice with her American husband.
Related websites: www.lauriegraham.com
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Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007146736
Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007146736