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5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable and perceptive, 3 April 2006
As a Pole living in England, I was pleasently surprised to find such an accurate portrayal of what it is like to be an immigrant from Central/Eastern Europe. Lewycka is an observant and talented author. She has also obviously done a lot of research. The characters are totally believable, there is also a large dose of humour.