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Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be.

'Laugh-out-loud . . . a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy' Sunday Times

The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance.

Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva's defiance spreads.

Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. . .

Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is her hilarious new novel.

'She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It's full of colour and glows with life' Independent

'Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried' Daily Mail

'Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour' Women's Weekly

'A funny, poignant look at modern family life' Daily Express

Sue Townsend is one of Britain's favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.

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'This is one of the most marvellous books I have ever read; the characters are brilliantly drawn, the dialogue sparkling and the quality of the prose is truly breathtaking - oh, and by the way it is also hilarious - I had to stop recording on several occasions because I was laughing so much I simply couldn't continue.' --Caroline Quentin (Narrator)

'... it's very funny, with Caroline Quentin as the bonus.' --The Guardian

'Caroline Quentin's reading... develops into a subtle and touching performance.' --The Independent

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Sue Townsend is one of Britain's favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. Laugh-out-loud .a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy Sunday Times The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she s wanted to yell at the world, Stop! I want to get off . Finally, this is her chance. Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva s defiance spreads. Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently.Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain s favourite comic writer for over three decades, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is her hilarious new novel. She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It s full of colour and glows with life Independent Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried Daily Mail Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour Women s Weekly A funny, poignant look at modern family life Daily Express Sue Townsend is one of Britain s favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 553/4), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141399645

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