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Rebuilding Coventry (1998)
by Sue Townsend
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0802111157, Hardcover)From its title on, Sue Townsend's short, utterly entertaining novel is full of jokes both sly and slapstick. The Coventry of the title is one Coventry Dakin, the novel's narrator, and a devoted, intelligent, but intensely bored wife and mother maintaining her dull husband and two nearly-grown children in suburban Midlands. Coventry also just killed her neighbor, a jerk named Gerald Fox who's been spreading nasty (and false) rumors about her. Now she's on the lam, and Townsend, author of the well-loved Adrian Mole series of books, takes us down and out on a comic excursion into London, where Coventry, now a penniless fugitive, seeks protection with both the lowest and highest levels of British society.
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Coventry Dakin is forced to flee her life as a wife and mother after she accidentally murders her neighbor. Ending up alone on the streets of London, Coventry encounters motley characters who perfectly encapsulate the zeitgeist of 1980s England.
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