Fanny McBride was a large, cheerful, indomitable Tyneside widow with a large, cheerful family.
When she reached her fifties, she began to feel, for the first time in her life, a little lonely.
All but one of her sons and daughters had married and left home, leaving her with spare time on her hands.
Being a woman of resource, Fanny took on a job at the local 'Ladies', which was to prove a surprisingly stimulating experience.
Another new interest was the arrival of some rather odd neighbours at Malhattan's Hall, the tenement block which was Fanny's home.
Then there was her long-standing feud with Mrs Flannagan, the problem of the favourite child's unsuitable marriage, and the puzzle of Fanny's one unmarried son, who was far from being a typical McBride...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/10/1993
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552140676