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The Talk of Pram Townav Joanna Nadin123
'Beautifully written and deliciously clever - the characters will stay with you for a long time and you'll find joy on every page. Really can't recommend it enough' Matson Taylor, author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth It's 1981. Eleven-year-old Sadie adores her beautiful and vibrant mother, Connie, whose dreams of making it big as a singer fill their tiny house in Leeds. It's always been just the two of them. Until the unthinkable happens. Jean hasn't seen her good-for-nothing daughter Connie since she ran away from the family home in Harlow - or Pram Town as its inhabitants affectionately call it - aged seventeen and pregnant. But in the wake of the Royal Wedding, Jean gets a life-changing call: could she please come and collect the granddaughter she's never met? We all know how Charles and Diana turned out, and Jean and Sadie are hardly a match made in heaven - but is there hope of a happy ending for them? For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, Joanna Nadin's The Talk of Pram Town tells a story about mothers, daughters and second chances . . .
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Beautifully written and deliciously clever - the characters will stay with you for a long time and you'll find joy on every page. Really can't recommend it enough -- Matson Taylor, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick, <i>The Miseducation of Evie Epworth</i> Fabulous on mothers and daughters, guilt and ambition and what it means to be alienated from the life you've always known * Daily Mail * Another triumph . . . I absolutely loved it -- Kate Eberlen, author of <i>Miss You </i>and <i>Only You</i> I adored The Talk Of Pram Town. A brilliantly written, emotional and honest novel set in Essex and Leeds about mothers and daughters, dreams and dark secrets. It pulled at my heartstrings and the characters stayed inside my head long after I had finished reading. Highly recommend this wonderful book -- Jenny Quintana, author of <i>The Missing Girl </i>and <i>The Hiding Place</i> An enchanting, heartfelt and nostalgic read -- Prima, on <i>The Queen of Bloody Everything</i>
A former broadcast journalist, political adviser and government speech-writer, Joanna Nadin is the author of more than eighty books for children and teenagers, including the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy, the bestselling Rachel Riley diaries, also set in Essex, and based on the author's teenage years, and the Carnegie Medal-nominated Joe All Alone, which is now a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. She is also a lecturer on the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. The Talk of Pram Town is her second novel for adults; her first was The Queen of Bloody Everything.