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-eighth 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099501374