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Misadventures By Sylvia Smith

Misadventures by Sylvia Smith

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Summary

'The nicest, wisest and funniest book I have read for ages' Helen Fielding

Misadventures Summary

Misadventures by Sylvia Smith

Part memoir, part comic monologue, this is an ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes that, taken together, reveals the ups and downs of one woman's life. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary at first seems to relay the humdrum, everydayness of living, yet it steadily gains momentum as a darker undertone gathers force. Interspersed between humorous tales of first-date disasters and "get-rich-quick" schemes gone awry, the reader is thrown off-balance by the loss of sexual innocence and a pervading sense of loneliness. As Sylvia stumbles from one temporary job to another, and through a variety of furnished flats, her deadpan delivery is shot through with moments of sandpaper-dry wit.

Misadventures Reviews

This is the nicest, wisest and funniest book I have read for ages. I sat up till 1.30am and read it all the way through, giggling happily. -- Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones' Diary
it's a curiously refreshing twist on the memoir * * Time Out * *
Sometimes sad, often funny, sometimes merely staggering in its banality - moreover, unquestionably well-written - the one think this book never feels is 'ordinary'. * * New Statesman * *
tipped to become this year's bestseller. * * The Week * *

About Sylvia Smith

Born in East London to working-class parents as the Second World War was drawing to a close, SYLVIA SMITH ducked out of a career in hairdressing at the last minute to begin a life of office work. She is unmarried with no children. A driving licence and a school swimming certificate are her only qualifications, although she is also quite good at dressmaking. Misadventures is her first book. She lives in London

Additional information

GOR003778824
9781841952079
1841952079
Misadventures by Sylvia Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2001-10-01
256
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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