'A delicious confection. A tender fable about love and the power of the imagination to both sustain and heal us.' --Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss 'A beautifully quirky gem of a novel.' --Laissez Faire '[A] quirky and touching tale...' --Woman's Weekly 'If you like a good fairy tale then you may well like this...' --New Books Magazine '...a heartwarming story about love and the reasons why it's sometimes easier and kinder to tell lies rather than the truth...simply enchanting.' --Bookish Magpie Meg is growing up in a world of food-filled fantasy; where her first tooth was so sharp her mother used her as a can opener, and eating too many apples once left her spitting pips.
Then, age five, she is humiliated in front of the other children at school and turns her back on the world of fiction, deciding to let logic rule her everyday thoughts and deeds. Years later, Meg's mother falls ill, and as she struggles to deal with the situation in an orderly fashion, her mother remains cocooned in her obsession with cookery, refusing to face up to her illness. Slowly, Meg uncovers the truth about her childhood and is now faced with a humbling decision: to live in a cold harsh reality, or envelop herself in a wonderful world of make-believe. Maybe life isn't defined as fact or fiction perhaps it can include truth, lies, and everything in between.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781908248244