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The Resource Rebuilding Coventry, Sue Townsend

Rebuilding Coventry, Sue Townsend

Label
Rebuilding Coventry
Title
Rebuilding Coventry
Statement of responsibility
Sue Townsend
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coventry Dakin's tale begins with her unintentional killing of her neighbour Gerald, when she interrupts him strangling his wife and hits him on the back of the head with an Action Man doll. Forced to flee the law, she deserts her council estate, her boring husband and two demanding children for the anonymity of London's cardboard city, where the impossibility of returning to her life becomes clear
Summary
'There are two things that you should know about me immediately: the first is that I am beautiful, the second is that yesterday I killed a man. Both things were accidents.' When Midlands housewife Coventry Dakin kills her neighbour in a wild bid to prevent him from strangling his wife, she goes on the run. Finding herself alone and friendless in London she tries to lose herself in the city's maze of streets. There, she meets a bewildering cast of eccentric characters. From Professor Willoughby D'Eresby and his perpetually naked wife Letitia to Dodo, a care-in-the-community inhabitant of Cardboard City, all of whom contrive to change Coventry in ways she could never have foreseen. Rebuilding Coventry is a brilliant, laugh-out-loud satire on modern Britain and the unfinished battle of the sexes.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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059531
Cataloging source
HCO
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Townsend, Sue
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Homeless persons
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a tale of two cities
Label
Rebuilding Coventry, Sue Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050683058
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780718194833
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Rebuilding Coventry, Sue Townsend
Publication
Control code
000050683058
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780718194833
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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