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eBook The Madolescents ePub

by Chrissie Glazebrook

  • ISBN: 0434008869
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Chrissie Glazebrook
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd; 1st edition (2001)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1174 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1955 kb
  • Other: lrf txt lit docx
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 973

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Obituary: Comic novelist who caught the tone of the teenage underclass. In recent years the comic novelist Chrissie Glazebrook, who has died aged 62, lived in a flat in a terraced street in Forest Hall, a mixed suburb on the northern outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne. Despite appearances, some of its population are among the most deprived in the region. Chrissie was fascinated by, and richly but unsentimentally sympathetic to, the local people, in whose lives she recognised something of her own restricted upbringing.

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In the mid-1990s Chrissie Glazebrook was part of a women novelists' writing group in the North- east, alongside Julia Darling, Debbie Taylor, Penny Sumner, Andrea Badenoch, Margaret . The book was a huge success.

In the mid-1990s Chrissie Glazebrook was part of a women novelists' writing group in the North- east, alongside Julia Darling, Debbie Taylor, Penny Sumner, Andrea Badenoch, Margaret Wilkinson and me. At these meetings extracts of Glazebrook's great comic novel were read and discussed, and it was no surprise when the finished product was published by Random House, after . Just 17 magazine voted it book of the month.

Chrissie Glazebrook, adopted as Christine Ann Wright (19 March 1945 – 7 December 2007) was a British writer, known for her novel The Madolescents (2001). Glazebrook was adopted at 8 weeks by Mary and Ernest Wright and brought up in the Black Country. She was educated at Cannock Grammar School and then did a secretarial course. She married in the late 1960s and moved to Scarborough. She was divorced a few years later.

ISBN 10: 0099410923 ISBN 13: 9780099410928. Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2002.

Five days until Halloween and all hell is about to break loose. And it’s all Crystal’s fault. Momma warned her not to consort with the dead and tried to teach her the magic spells that would close the portal to the afterlife. But Crystal doesn’t want to be a trailer-trash witch like Momma. Her best friend Bone is only too happy to escape the afterlife and help Crystal break the rules. Bone died too young, and she’ll do whatever it takes to remain among the living.

by Chrissie Glazebrook. I really enjoyed this book. It's packed to bursting point with irreverent humour and I read it with a constant stupid grin on my face. Amid the riotous humour, however, the characters are sympathetically drawn and ultimately likeable

by Chrissie Glazebrook. Amid the riotous humour, however, the characters are sympathetically drawn and ultimately likeable. I would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a funny, light-hearted read. Find similar books Profile. Tell me Rowena,' she says, almost in a whisper

signed, inscribed and dated 'Rosaline/Hugh T. (?) 1900'; oil on canvas 22½ x 16½in.

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Comments

Xisyaco Xisyaco
So many books are called unique, quirky, eccentric, and turn out to be the same old-same old, just repackaged, i.e. unimaginative politically correct twaddle, rife with cliches, but the plotlibs blanks are filled with "unconventional" words. This book teetered on the edge at times-- or seemed to-- having me worried it would be one of those books I just described. Never did it actually go there, though.

The gist of it is this: Rowena, the 16-year-old narrator and main character, is forever getting into trouble, and forever lying her way out of it. After what her mother thinks is a failed suicide attempt, she's signed up for therapy, and ends up attending a weekly group meeting of other teens with mental health issues-- the Madolescents. Their friendship is part of the story.

The other part is Rowena's family life. Her father abandoned her and mum, and now there's a new man on the scene, Bernard; or Filthy Luker (sic), as Rowena calls him. She wants nothing more than to have him out of her mum's life, and plots ways of realizing her goal. Creative, funny ways.

Not to mention Rowena's work life. She works at a funeral parlor-- when she actually does go to work-- bathing and making-up corpses, as well as performing various odd jobs around the office. So there it is.

You won't find character growth or life lessons in this novel, nor the "standard" anything. The obligatory happy ending isn't obligatory here; neither is there the obligatory sad one. See what I mean? Cliches avoided. Good job.

ETA: Just found out the author of the book (sadly passed away) was in her 50s when it came out. I was so sure the author had come of age at the same time her main character did, as the voice of the book is spot-on in capturing 90s youth. Not even that, though; the energy of the book is authentically young in a way that I'd imagine would be hard to connect with and reduplicate in late middle-age. Makes it all the more impressive, knowing that.
Cesar Cesar
Check it out, man, don't leave this piece of black humor unattended ... even if it's from UK and not old USA. Amazing punk-like girl fights with family and friends to impose her quirky imagination around her.