My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time

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Charlotte supports herself and her lumpen side-kick, Fru Schleswig, as a prostitute in fin-de-siecle Copenhagen. But the course of harlotry never runs smooth, and Charlotte's life is altered irrevocably when one hard winter, she stumbles on an exciting new source of income. A dark mansion, home to the disagreeable Fru Krak, is in dire need of a top-to-bottom scrub - and the wealthy widow is hiring. Enter Charlotte, dragging behind her the reluctant and militantly idle Fru Schleswig. Transformed into cleaning ladies, the squabbling duo attack the dark abode - but soon discover that mysteries abound. The basement appears to be haunted, and there are rumours of desperate souls entering it - never to emerge. Charlotte decides to turn detective - but finds herself outwitted by the mysterious controller of a demonic machine which wastes no time in catapulting her into twenty-first century London, a baffling world of glass, tin, and labour-saving devices. Luckily a handsome stranger is more than happy to show her the ropes With the minxy, intrepid Charlotte, Liz Jensen introduces an irresistible, unforgettable heroine. And with My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time, she delivers yet another outlandishly entertaining novel, in which the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of spacetime proves no match for human ingenuity and earthly passion.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 36mm | 458.14g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747584184
  • 9780747584186

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Praise for THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX: 'Liz Jensen's new novel has already been picked up by Anthony Minghella for a film adaptation. It's hardly surprising: this is a wonderfully unsettling psychological thriller An oddly beautiful journey into the darkest corners of the human soul' Mail on Sunday 'Liz Jensen has created an extraordinary character in the shape of Louis Drax: vivid, disquieting and blessed with a gloriously sick sense of humour a magnetic read that will delight and disturb in equal measures' Daily Mail 'The Ninth Life of Louis Drax has all the makings of a dramatic, suspenseful bestseller a novel that demands to be finished in one sitting' Observer 'Liz Jensen's latest book is emotionally compelling, morally fascinating and slightly appalling The result is breathtaking.' Independent on Sundayshow more

About Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing (long-listed for the Orange Prize), Ark Baby (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and long-listed for the Orange Prize), The Paper Eater, War Crimes for the Home (long-listed for the Orange Prize), and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, currently in development as a major motion picture by Anthony Minghella. She divides her time between Copenhagen and London.show more

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582 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 16% (95)
4 34% (196)
3 37% (214)
2 10% (58)
1 3% (19)
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