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The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1st edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071815715X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718157159
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 883 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What happens when a duvet day turns into a duvet year?

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.

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Proof, once more, that Townsend is one of the funniest writers around (The Times)

Townsend's wit is razor-sharp (Daily Mirror)

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'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 her new friend Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and an unexpected sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. . .

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

'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

'Touching and ridiculously funny . . . just genius' Closer

'Hilarious . . . will have you cheering Eva's one-woman war on everything' Now

--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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