Pop, Paperback


During the heatwave of 1975, Maggie, thirteen, goes to live with her grandfather, Pop, in Sutton Coldfield.

Pop's mission is to know everything: the annual Fox and Dogs pub quiz is looming.

Maggie doesn't know everything, but she does know about the great comedians - Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Eric and Ernie - about country music, Shirley Bassie, and about how her mother died.

Pop sings with the poetry of the suburbs and aches with the poignancy of adolescence.

Kitty Aldridge has a wonderfully distinctive voice and a deliciously sharp eye for the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.




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