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More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading (The Times)
A delightful first novel . . . an understanding of history, a profundity, and yet a lightness of touch, that are a joy . . . funny, touching and completely convincing (The Spectator) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction 2005.See all Product Description
Bit too much techicals for the non techies, and not much to raise the spirit, but I guess life is like that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E H H Cull
Didn't enjoy this book, the tractor sections of the book just wasn't needed .Published 4 months ago by Molly
I read this book a few years ago,I was laughing and almost crying this book has all human frailties in it,and more so now as every service is being over used,the good the bad and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs. S. C. Wanless