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Broken Biscuits Liz Kettle

Broken Biscuits

Liz Kettle

Published
ISBN : 9780670916276
256 pages
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Agnes is senile- her granddaughter Jodie is an oddball. But how did they get that way?In a hurtling plot that moves between Jodies life going forwards and Agnes life going backwards, welcome to the dark, hilarious world of the mad. Agnes is so farMoreAgnes is senile- her granddaughter Jodie is an oddball. But how did they get that way?In a hurtling plot that moves between Jodies life going forwards and Agnes life going backwards, welcome to the dark, hilarious world of the mad. Agnes is so far gone that shes been carted off and institutionalised. She was a liability with her steaming hot flat, squashed flies and lifetime collection of sugar lumps and toenail clippings. As her memories play back marriages, wars, affairs and an Edinburgh childhood with seven brothers and sisters - there are plenty of things in her life that she really should say sorry for. Jodies got her own problems shes eccentric, the sort of person that people cross the road to avoid. With advice from Dr Hassani and support worker June, she tries really hard to get care in the community to work and to make new friends. Trouble is she just doesnt fit in. And now shes decided to spring Agnes from the old peoples home with the help of willing accomplice Owen - a moody yo-yo himself.Funny, grim yet ultimately uplifting, this is a dark saga of family history and secrets, and a seaside love story of two misfits who find love in a hostile world.