Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9780349015996 Category:

My Turn to Make the Tea

Monica Dickens, Lissa Evans

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9780349015996 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£9.99


This book is scheduled to be published on 07/07/2022.
You can order it now and we'll ship it once available.
Quantity:

Description

INTRODUCED BY LISSA EVANS

‘I envy anyone yet to discover the joy of Monica Dickens. She’s beady eyed, big hearted and blissfully funny’ Nina Stibbe

Poppy, newly recruited cub reporter at the Downingham Post, is determined to prove to the editor that he’s wrong in his belief that ‘Women are a nuisance in the office’. He certainly doesn’t think she’s a nuisance when it’s time for the tea round – a job which never fails to fall to the only female reporter.

What Poppy lacks in experience, she makes up for in spirit and ambition. She’ll make the Downingham Post the best regional newspaper there is – even if she occasionally gets the names wrong in court hearings. Life, for a single professional woman in the post-war years, certainly has its challenges – from finding a room, when the tyrannical landlady doesn’t consider Poppy to be quite respectable, to changing her editor’s deeply entrenched ways. This semi-autobiographical novel, recounted with Monica Dickens’s wit, warmth and wry observation, will charm all who read it.

If you enjoyed My Turn to Make the Tea, you will love One Pair of Feet, Dickens’s novel of being a wartime trainee nurse, also published in Virago Modern Classics.

Publisher Review

I envy anyone yet to discover the joy of Monica Dickens. She's beady eyed, big hearted and blissfully funny -- Nina Stibbe One of the most affectionate and humorous observers of the English scene, particularly of the pretensions of genteel suburban life, that we have. Not only this, but she can always tell a good story -- John Betjeman Wherever her eye falls, it finds the exact, significant detail, and her ear for dialogue is unerring * Observer *

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations

  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible