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The Best Things - Mel Giedroyc

The Best Things	- Mel Giedroyc

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Title: The Best Things

Author:  Mel Giedroyc

ISBN:  9781472256218

Weight:  990 g

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The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc

Could the worst day of Sally Parker’s life be the best thing that ever happened to her?

Sally Parker had a morbid fear of big social events and it was for this reason that she was crouching down low in the shoe section of her wardrobe…

Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself.
All she wants to do is lie down.
Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop.  Their bank cards are being declined.  The children have gone feral.  And now the bailiffs are at the door.
What does an ordinary woman do when the bottom falls out?
Sally Parker is about to surprise everybody.
Most of all herself.

A big-hearted story of a family on the brink, The Best Things is a life-affirming tale of failing, falling and finding a way back up.

Peer & Press Reviews

Wonderfully warm and uplifting, full of unforgettable characters and so much heart.

Richard Roper, author of When We Were Young

Exactly like Mel herself: engaging, uproarious and gleeful.  A stonking good read.

Jo Brand, comedian, writer, presenter and actor

A warm contemporary fable bursting with colourful characters and comic energy.

Daily Mail

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Title The Best Things
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Jacket note On the front of the jacket is an ‘Independent bookshop’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed Signed on a [printed] letter to independent bookshop readers, tipped-in before the title page.
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes Comedy Women in Print Prize 2021 – longlist
Book Stats
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781472256218
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 415
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 163 x 38mm
Packed weight 1.051kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Laurie Fletcher
Design Yeti Lambregts
Illustration Simone Massoni

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