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by Laurie Graham

Free eBook The Unfortunates, The download ISBN: 184115315X
Author: Laurie Graham
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd; First Edition edition (May 5, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 384
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1618 mb
Size FLAC: 1554 mb
Rating: 4.6
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Laurie Graham is the author of eight novels. The Ten O'Clock Horses' was shortlisted for the Encore Award and dramatized for Radio 4, as was & Meringues'.

Laurie Graham is the author of eight novels. In addition to her novels, she writes original dramas and adaptations for BBC Radio. Her ten-episode dramatization of & Women' was broadcasted on Woman's Hour.

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What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? She has kinky hair, out-sticking ears, too yellow a neck and an appetite for fun, and her mother Dora despairs of ever finding her a husband, despite the Minkel's Mustard fortune that seasons these dubious attractions. When Daddy disappears, Poppy's tendency to the unusual is quietly allowed to flourish. World War I opens new horizons. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Unfortunates book. Laurie Graham really knows how to write about a narcissist, Jews and English upper classes, she's done it so well

The Unfortunates book. This book really made me chuckle, but not out loud. Laurie Graham really knows how to write about a narcissist, Jews and English upper classes, she's done it so well. Years ago I would have been so angry with Poppy, but now it just made me smile. You really do need to hold the idea she is fictional, and that her children are fictional.

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She is currently writing radio plays and working on her next novel. Alex Clark, The Guardian 'Fresh, funny and smart, a novel that reels from the Titanic to jazz age New York.

'An irrepressible adventurer, Poppy is a comic combination of innocence and pluck, but although this is a brisk, breezy read, it's also a novel with serious bite.' Daily Mail The new novel from the bestselling author of THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA. One unforgettable woman and her wayward path through the twentieth century. What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? She has kinky hair, out-sticking ears, too yellow a neck and an appetite for fun, and her mother Dora despairs of ever finding her a husband, despite the Minkel's Mustard fortune that seasons these dubious attractions. When Daddy disappears, Poppy's tendency to the unusual is quietly allowed to flourish. World War I opens new horizons. With never a moment of self-doubt, she invents her own extraordinary life in step with the unfolding century. Narrated by a heroine as original and enchanting as Sally Bowles, The Unfortunates is an hilarious, sweeping celebration of passion's triumph over prudence.
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Ienekan
Brief summary, no spoilers:

The story starts off in 1912, the year of the sinking of the Titanic. Abraham Minkel was on that ship, and his wife Dora and her two daughters, Poppy and Honey, await news of his fate.

The Minkels have a lot of money - from the Minkel's Might Fine Mustard factory. Also close to the family is Zillah Fish, Dora's sister, and Zillah's husband Israel.

The story follows Poppy's life. She is a rebellious and wildly eccentric young woman. It's fun to read about her exploits, and we are torn between rooting her on and condemning her for her narcissism and (lack of) maternal skills.

There are many things to like about this book. For one thing, it's very, VERY funny. I had to be careful reading it in bed because I would laugh out loud. The one-liners come one after the other.

As funny and light-hearted a romp as this book is, it also has much deeper layers. What does it mean to be Jewish? How does family play an important part of our lives? How can money affect us? And most importantly - this book answers the question of what makes a person an "unfortunate". (Hint, it's not lack of money.)

I highly recommend this book. There are times when you are applauding Poppy, and other times when you wonder if you like her at all. But I will guarantee you won't forget her.
Yggdi
Worst book I have ever read- out of touch writer- has no concept of reality and it reflects in her writing style.