Rebuilding Coventry

Sue Townsend

From the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series and The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year comes a brilliant, laugh-out-loud satire on modern Britain and the battle of the sexes

'There are two things that you should know about me immediately: the first is that I am beautiful, the second is that yesterday I killed a man. Both things were accidents . . .'

When Midlands housewife Coventry Dakin kills her neighbour in a wild bid to prevent him from strangling his wife, she goes on the run. Finding herself alone and friendless in London she tries to lose herself in the city's maze of streets.

There, she meets a bewildering cast of eccentric characters. From Professor Willoughby D'Eresby and his perpetually naked wife Letitia to Dodo, a care-in the-community inhabitant of Cardboard City, all of whom contrive to change Coventry in ways she could never have foreseen . . .

  • Penguin
  • Published 31st January 2013
  • 256 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 16mm
  • 181g
  • £8.99