When we first met Paula Spencer - in "The Woman Who Walked into Doors" - she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. "Paula Spencer" begins on the eve of Paula's forty-ninth birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with ...
When we first met Paula Spencer - in "The Woman Who Walked into Doors" - she was thirty-nine, recently widowed, an alcoholic struggling to hold her family together. "Paula Spencer" begins on the eve of Paula's forty-ninth birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. Paula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job now seem to come from Eastern Europe, and the checkout girls in the supermarket are Nigerian. You can get a cappuccino in the cafe, and her sister Carmel is thinking of buying a holiday home in Bulgaria. Paula's got four grandchildren now; two of them are called Marcus and Sapphire. Reviewing "The Woman Who Walked into Doors", Mary Gordon wrote: "It is the triumph of this novel that Mr Doyle - entirely without condescension - shows the inner life of this battered house-cleaner to be the same stuff as that of the heroes of the great novels of Europe." Her words hold true for this new novel. "Paula Spencer" is brave, tenacious and very funny. The novel that bears her name is another triumph for Roddy Doyle.
Clean unread content in Light shelf wear jacket. First edition, 1st printing, Blue pictorial dust jacket, orange paper over boards, blue cloth spine, gilt spine titles, stated first edition, new condition with clean unread content, crisp new binding.
Very Good in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Doyle on the title page. Two nicks on front board edge, spine ends lightly pushed. Very Good condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + SIGNED IN PERSON BY AUTHOR + LIKE NEW CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT, PROTECTED BY A MYLAR COVER; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 281 p. Audience: General/trade.
New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" in the sequence of numbers on the copyright page is Very Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by the Author Roddy Doyle to the title page.
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