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Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509853113
Price: $$26.99

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Queen of Bloody Everything

Have you ever wished for a different mother? Dido has...

Dido Sylvia Jones is six years and twenty-seven days old when she moves from London squat to suburban Essex and promptly falls in love with Tom Trevelyan, the boy next door. It's not just Tom that Dido falls for, though: it's also his precocious sister, Harry, and their fastidious, controlling mother, Angela. Because Angela is everything that Edie - Dido's own mother - is not. And the Trevelyans are exactly the kind of family Dido dreams of: Normal.

Dido wants to be normal more than anything else in the world. But it's the very thing that Edie can never be, as Dido - and the Trevelyans, including Dido's beloved Tom - will eventually learn the hard way.

Like the very best families, Joanna Nadin's The Queen of Bloody Everything is funny, warm, tender and heartbreaking in equal measure. Part love story, it's ultimately about mothers and daughters: about realizing, however long it takes, that family might be what you make it, but you can't change where you come from.

Author Bio

Joanna Nadin has previously written speeches for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and books for children and young adults. She is the author of the bestselling Rachel Riley diaries, the award-winning Penny Dreadful series and the Carnegie Prize-nominated Joe All Alone, among others.

She is a winner of the Lancashire Fantastic Book award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year', has twice been shortlisted for the Queen of Teen award, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny prize. The Queen of Bloody Everything is her first novel for adults.

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