Some great characters especially grandma Iris and grandpa Larry but as a story it lost its meandering way I didn t have any sense it lost its meandering way I didn t have any sense resolution at the end I had the honor and pleasure of studying writing with the guidance of Tiffany Murray and it was this very book that helped me to confidently choose her as a tutor The story is so funny that it is sad the writing is so descriptive that it jumps in your heart before it comes to your mind the events are so gruesomely unbelievable that you now they are based on real life at least they grow *From That Pile Of Compost * that pile of compost call our past The characters stayed with me for a while after reading I loved the book so much I underlined my favorite phrases There were many I highly recommend this book Do not pay attention to the silly cover it s anything but chick lit imho I really couldn t make up my mind about this book I really enjoyed parts of it and was thoroughly irritated by others The main character didn t seem to think like an 11 year old but I enjoyed the setting and some of. Coming of age in rural England in the eighties is far from straightforward for Kate Happy in an hilarious debut novel of family secrets and dead ancestors in the atticAlthough Gran is Iris Happy she was born Iris Tallulah Veronica Miriam Ichmann; and although she's been stuck on Grandpa's farm somewhere
Between England And Wales England and Wales 1943 'with a goddamn ridiculous name' it has never been.
I liked it even though it wouldn t normally be the ind of book I d pick upliked it even though it wouldn t normally be the ind of book I d pick up chick lit cover does it no favors Kate s reactions to her world are very believable the book is semi autobiographical where are the social services when You Need Them And Watching Her Figure Out Her Own need them and watching her figure out her own in an environment where the adults just seem to make up the rules as they go along is uite thought provokingThis is a nice one to tuck in your pocket when you re heading off in the plane or on the beach Not heavy reading but intelligently written and entertaining I haven t enjoyed a book this much
agesThis is so well written it will the test of timeA laugh out loud tale of Kate s dysfunctional extended family and the times I enjoyed this book so much that as I came closer to the end I battled with myself over delaying finishing it to drag it out and enjoy it for longer or rushing on to completion the paradox presented by a good book Could not finish this book 361 pages of brillianc. Roomed house in Herefordshire Gran has been homesick for Coney Island for forty years furiously hating her husband and trying to ill him slowly by covering his chicken breasts with fairy liuid but determinedly donning her best pink Chanel suit and high heels and stepping out into the shit splattered farmyard; Grandpa himself is bonkers crazy loco muddled an ex naval officer who wanders aro. The characters This book is fun and smart Tiffany Murray has created a cast of dark and eccentric characters who are all somehow outrageously real A brilliant novel dark yet hilarious Kate Happy s story about growing up with her Jewish grandmother on the Welsh border is busy alive and delightful It will make you laugh and cry Nearly eleven year old Kate Happy lives in a creepy smelly old farmhouse in the part of England on the Welsh border that s probably best nown for constant rain She s living with her Jewish American grandma and bonkers grandad because her Mum s off in some hippy commune and her Dad having been run over by her Mum in her red sports car is dead and ept in a mayonnaise jar Shein agesthis is so well written it will
avoids school whenever she can barely gets to eat because her grandmotherschool whenever she can barely gets to eat because her grandmother t believe in getting fat and is prone to peeing her pants in moments of stressHer Mum s return is just the first of many incidents that ramble through this debut novel Happy Accidents is stuffed with uirky characters and loose ends and given a refr. Home Home is a place called Brooklyn which is full of rollercoasters brown stones candy and Chews Gran is a Chew but Grandpa made her change that before they married and she ended up here; 'Pregnant and fat and back in Chew *killing Europe screaming The Father Son and goddamn Holy Ghost'It's the early eighties and Kate Happy is being * Europe screaming The Father Son and goddamn Holy Ghost'It's the early eighties and Kate Happy is being up by her grandparents on their huge sprawling 36.