During the heatwave of 1975, Maggie, thirteen, goes to live with her grandfather, Pop, in Sutton Coldfield.
Pop's mission is to know everything: the annual Fox and Dogs pub quiz is looming.
Maggie doesn't know everything, but she does know about the great comedians - Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Eric and Ernie - about country music, Shirley Bassie, and about how her mother died. Pop sings with the poetry of the suburbs and aches with the poignancy of adolescence.
Kitty Aldridge has a wonderfully distinctive voice and a deliciously sharp eye for the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/10/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099428329