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              Books by Marina Lewycka

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              The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

              The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewycka, Marina

              • RRP: $37.00
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              The bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is in top form tackling money laundering and the state of Britain today in this vibrant, laugh-out-loud novel George Pantis is in a pickle. After walking out on his wife Rosie on Referendum night 2016 to shack up ...with hairdresser 'Brexit Brenda' next door, he thinks he's got it made - especially when he wins millions on a Kosovan lottery he only vaguely remembers entering. Unfortunately, he's forgotten his password and can't get at his money. Which is a problem because he suddenly has to contend with lots of forceful new friends desperate to know his mother's maiden name. As things quickly get out of hand, George must make a mad dash from Sheffield to the Adriatic - and into the arms of organized crime gangs who specialise in illegal kidney transplants and heroin smuggling. George is in need of rescue - both from this pickle and from himself. But will his son Sensible Sid, Brenda and Rosie put aside their differences long enough to help? And might the journey bring this dysfunctional family back together? ----------------------------------------- Praise for Marina Lewycka 'Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer' Time Out 'Pure laugh-out-loud social comedy' Daily Mail 'Hilarious and horrifying . . . funny, clever and well observed' Guardian 'Marina Lewycka is funny, intelligent and refreshingly generous. She writes about modern life so well' New Statesman
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              ISBN 9780241430316
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Two Caravans
               

              Two Caravans (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Thomas, Sian; Producer Studios, Audible

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              A beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field and around their two caravans a group of strawberry pickers celebrates a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at your supermarket and who picks our strawberries? The Ukrainians: Irina, just off the coach from ...Kiev, and Andriy, the miner's son from the other Ukraine; the Poles: Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi. And although he can't pick strawberries, there's also the Dog...Hilarious, gritty, moving and slapstick, Two Caravans has all the ingredients that made A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian so successful.
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              ISBN 9781489354068
              Published NZ 28 Jul 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              We Are All Made of Glue
               

              We Are All Made of Glue (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Thomas, Sian; Producer Studios, Audible

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              The wickedly funny third novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. Georgie Sinclair's life is coming unstuck. Her husband's left her. Her son's obsessed with the End of the World. And now her elderly neighbour Mrs Shapiro has decided they are related. Or so the hospital infor...ms her when Mrs Shapiro has an accident and names Georgie next of kin. This, however, is not a case of a quick ward visit: Mrs Shapiro has a large rickety house full of stinky cats that needs looking after and that a pair of estate agents seem intent on swindling from her. Plus there are the 'Uselesses' trying to repair it (uselessly). Then there's social worker who wants to put her in a nursing home. Not to mention some letters that point to a mysterious, painful past. As Georgie tries her best to put Mrs Shapiro's life back together somehow she much stop her own from falling apart ...
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              ISBN 9781489354662
              Published NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Lubetkin Legacy
                

              The Lubetkin Legacy (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Longworth, Toby; Producer Studios, Audible

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              From the bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. North London in the 21st century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather than lose the council flat. A time of gold...en job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you. A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese. A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds. Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.
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              ISBN 9781489366221
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Mill on the Floss
               

              The Mill on the Floss (Paperback)

              By Eliot, George; Introduction by Lewycka, Marina

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              Maggie and Tom Tulliver are both willful, passionate children, and their relationship has always been tempestuous. As they grow up together on the banks of the River Floss, Tom's self-righteous stubbornness and Maggie's emotional intensity increasingly brings them into conflict, ...particularly when Maggie's beauty sparks some ill-fated attachments.
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              ISBN 9780099519065
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Vintage
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              A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
               

              A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Thomas, Sian; Producer Audible Inc

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              Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was 84 and she was 36. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the fa...mily ghosts a kick up the backside. Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must put aside a lifetime of feuding to save their emigre engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth. But the sisters' campaign to oust Valentina unearths family secrets, uncovers 50 years of Europe's darkest history and sends them back to roots they'd much rather forget ...
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              ISBN 9780655637271
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
               

              A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Thomas, Sian; Producer Audible Inc

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was 84 and she was 36. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the fa...mily ghosts a kick up the backside. Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must put aside a lifetime of feuding to save their emigre engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth. But the sisters' campaign to oust Valentina unearths family secrets, uncovers 50 years of Europe's darkest history and sends them back to roots they'd much rather forget ...
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              ISBN 9780655637264
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              One Pair of Feet: The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse During World War II: A Virago Modern Classic
               

              One Pair of Feet: The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse During World War II: A Virago Modern Classic (Paperback)

              By Dickens, Monica; Introduction by Lewycka, Marina

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              Dickens' classic memoir of her experiences as a young nurse in wartime is richly observed and highly entertaining.

              ISBN 9781844089086
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2013
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Series Virago modern classics
              Language (English)
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              The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

              The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid (Hardback)

              By Lewycka, Marina

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              *PRE-ORDER NOW* The bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is in top form tackling money laundering and the state of Britain today in this vibrant, laugh-out-loud novel George Pantis is in a pickle. After walking out on his wife Rosie on Referendum night 2...016 to shack up with hairdresser 'Brexit Brenda' next door, he thinks he's got it made - especially when he wins millions on a Kosovan lottery he only vaguely remembers entering. Unfortunately, he's forgotten his password and can't get at his money. Which is a problem because he suddenly has to contend with lots of forceful new friends desperate to know his mother's maiden name. As things quickly get out of hand, George must make a mad dash from Sheffield to the Adriatic - and into the arms of organized crime gangs who specialise in illegal kidney transplants and heroin smuggling. George is in need of rescue - both from this pickle and from himself. But will his son Sensible Sid, Brenda and Rosie put aside their differences long enough to help? And might the journey bring this dysfunctional family back together? ----------------------------------------- Praise for Marina Lewycka 'Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer' Time Out 'Pure laugh-out-loud social comedy' Daily Mail 'Hilarious and horrifying . . . funny, clever and well observed' Guardian 'Marina Lewycka is funny, intelligent and refreshingly generous. She writes about modern life so well' New Statesman
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              ISBN 9780241430309
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Various Pets Alive and Dead
               

              Various Pets Alive and Dead (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Lewycka, Marina; Read by Thomas, Sian; Producer Studios, Audible

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              Lentils, free love, radical politics and family truths ...Various Pets Alive and Dead is the wonderfully funny fourth novel from Marina Lewycka, author of the bestselling A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. Marco and Doro's children have grown up rather different from them:... primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that is still doing a Maths Ph.d. at Cambridge, while in fact making loadsamoney in the City; third child Oolie Anna, who has Down's Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own. Once the truth starts breaking through, who knows what further secrets will be revealed about any of them? Set half in Doncaster, half in London, this is a very funny riff on modern values, featuring hamsters, cockroaches, poodles, a chicken and multiplying rabbits, told by Marina Lewycka in her unique and brilliant combination of irony, farce and wit.
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              ISBN 9781489360021
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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